Why Is My AC Not Cooling Well?

A Technician Tests an Air Conditioner.

Why is AC not working?

The last thing you want to discover when it gets hot outside is that your air conditioner is not working. If you are wondering, “What if AC is not cooling?” The answer could be simple as simple as adjusting your thermostat or it could require air conditioning repair. If you have a central air conditioner that’s not turning on, you may just have to adjust the thermostat. Similarly, if you have a wall unit, you will want to check the temperature setting, as well as checking to see if the electricity is flowing to the system. If you are unable to get the unit to turn on, it’s time to call a reliable HVAC service to get the unit repaired. 

If your AC is not working and you need AC service in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH, you can count on the professionals at Woolace & Johnson. Schedule a repair by calling 419-546-8424.

Your air conditioner not turning on is just one sign your air conditioner needs repair. Some other signs you need air conditioning repair include:

  • Blowing warm air
  • Exhibiting poor air flow
  • Wrong thermostat setting
  • Leaking
  • Bad or unusual odors
  • Making loud noises
  • Electric bills are unexpectedly increasing
  • Aging (the unit is more than 10 years old)

Why is my AC running but not cooling?

One frequent problem people have with their air conditioning is the system is coming on but it’s blowing warm air. This may be a sign you need air conditioning repair. Any number of issues could be causing this problem. The first thing to do is check all your vents to see if they are open and then check the thermostat to see if set to the temperature you want. If the vents or thermostat aren’t causing the problem the primary suspect is most often a dirty air filter. A dirty air filter can prevent proper air flow or cause the evaporator coils to freeze and slow air flow as well. Cleaning or changing the filter regularly is essential for the AC to operate properly. Another possibility is a problem with the fan or fan motor. Your fan might not be getting enough electrical power or you may have a refrigerant leak. 

Why won’t my AC cool my house down?

Sometimes, instead of blowing warm air, the AC is cooling, but it’s not getting the whole house cool. You may wonder, “Why is AC not cooling enough?” As when it’s blowing warm air, the AC might not be cooling enough for many reasons. If any of your vents are closed, that could limit air flow throughout the house. Make sure all the vents are open so the home cools evenly. Another possibility is that you may have a refrigerant leak. It’s also possible the system you have is the wrong size for your home. If the system is too large, it will cycle off and on quickly, and not cool efficiently. Too small of a system has to work much harder to cool the home. Having the wrong size of AC may lead to the system breaking down prematurely. 

Finally, if your system is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it. The older a system gets, the more its parts will wear, the more often it will require repairs. Aging and worn parts put a lot more strain on the system, and it works less efficiently.

If your air conditioner isn’t cooling enough, it’s possible the problem may not be in the system at all. Your roof affects how cool or warm your home is and can affect your home’s energy efficiency. One way to improve your home’s energy efficiency is through roof restoration.

Air conditioner repair vs. replace

It can sometimes be difficult to decide whether you just need air conditioning repair, or whether the unit needs to be replaced. One of the major factors in the decision will be the air conditioner’s age. Although an air conditioner can be as good as new at 10 years old, it’s not often likely. Most air conditioning systems are designed to last about 10 to 15 years. The older an air conditioner gets, the more likely it will begin to break down frequently. If you are beginning to spend more in repairs than it would cost to get a new unit, you’ll save money in the end. You can use a simple formula to determine whether it’s better to repair or replace your air conditioner. If you multiply the cost of a repair by the unit’s age and that number turns out to be more than the price of a new unit, then a replacement is in order.

Air conditioning repair emergency

Anytime your air conditioner is malfunctioning can be air emergency requiring immediate air conditioning repair. Any issue from refrigerant leaks to fan motors stopping because they aren’t getting enough power could be an emergency. If your AC is down for any reason in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH, and you need an emergency repair, give our team at call at 419-546-8424.  We provide emergency air conditioning repair service 24/7.

Air conditioning repair parts

When an air conditioner breaks down, it’s usually just one part that causes the whole system to fail. Every part in an air conditioner works in unison with the other parts to make the system run  smoothly. While we don’t sell parts individually, if you need a part replaced or repaired professionally, we are the AC service company to rely on. Our technicians are highly trained to repair and replace parts for air conditioning systems from many of the leading manufacturers.

A Technician Checks the Wiring on An Air Conditioner.

Air conditioning repair for home

When your air conditioner breaks down, don’t stay stuck in the heat. We are the team to call for air conditioning repair in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH. You can reach us by calling 419-546-8424.