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4 Reasons Why Your Central Air Conditioning Is Not Working

The temperature of your home can often affect your comfort. This is especially true in the summer, when the hot temperatures can make it difficult to cool down your home. When your air conditioner is not able to keep up, it could be because there is a problem with it. By understanding a few common reasons that the air conditioner could be broken, you will easily fix the problem before the hot temperatures drive you crazy.

1. The Air Conditioning Is Not Running

If you are enjoying the cool air in your house, and the air conditioner stops running all of the sudden, it might be a simple fix. If you still have electricity running to the rest of your home, check the fuse box and see if any fuses have been tripped from being overloaded. While resetting the breaker might fix the problem in the moment, it may require a new fuse to be installed if the breaker trips often.

2. The Air Conditioner Is Not Producing Cool Air

If the air coming out of your vents is not cold or hot, it could mean that there is a problem with the air intake on the condenser. Go outside and see if the air intake is blocked with leaves and debris. Simply clearing it away could be all you need to do to fix it.

If that does not do the trick, check the air filter on the blower. A clogged filter can prevent air from easily passing through to your ductwork.

3. The Air Condition Is Making A Lot Of Noise

An air conditioner normally is quiet when inside your home, so it should be a reason to be concerned if it suddenly starts sounding like your washing machine on the spin cycle. Squealing sounds could be due to an issue with the unit's air handler. Its job is to direct and circulate air throughout your entire home, and sees a lot of wear and tear. The noise may be because of something as simple as the belt or fan and keeps it running.

4. The Air Conditioner Is Leaking Refrigerant

If your air conditioner is taking longer to cool down your home, or struggling to cool it to the proper temperature, it may be from a refrigerant line leak. An HVAC technician will be able to diagnose the problem for you, fix the leak, and make sure your air conditioner has the proper level of refrigerant.

By knowing why an air condition can break down, you will know exactly what to do when it comes time to fix it. To learn more, contact a company such as Snipps Heat & Air Inc. with any questions you have.