It’s the middle of summer in Texas, and no one wants to be stuck in a hot musty house. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can be a health risk for you, your family, and any pets you may have in the home. Here are some things you can check to try and get your AC running cold air again.
Check Your Thermostat Setting
First, make sure no one has increased your thermostat temperature. If nothing is changed in the temperature, next check that the thermostat is set to auto or cool instead of heat. Sometimes, you might want to try setting it to ON instead of Auto in case your home is registering as cooler than it actually is.
Your AC’s refrigerant is what keeps the air cool and absorbs the heat. Therefore, if there is a leak there will be a decrease in cool air. Below are a few ways to identify a refrigerant leak:
- The home feels warm and humid
- Your AC is making a hissing noise
- There is icy frost that is building up on your air conditioner
- Your electric bills are much higher
The filter is clogged or dirty
You need to be regularly changing your air filter or else it may get clogged. When your filter is clogged, that restricts airflow into your home and can cause some larger issues if not fixed. To avoid this, remember to change your air filter about every three months.
Your Condenser or Evaporator Coil may be dirty
Especially if your filter is dirty, your condenser may be as well. Filters do their best to keep coils clean, however, they may just wear over time.
The condenser, which is outside your house, can get clogged with dirt and debris. This then interferes with AC, and you would want to have this checked as well.
Just like any machine, air conditioners will experience normal wear and tear over time. There will likely be some sort of mechanical issue at some point. When that happens, be sure to contact a professional to check the inner workings of your HVAC unit.
It is time to replace your unit
Especially if it’s older than 15 years, your air conditioner may be coming to its end. Especially if you did not give your system regular maintenance, your HVAC will keep breaking down and working improperly.
Hire Professional Maintenance
To ensure your AC is working properly all summer, remember to hire regular professional maintenance. It’s the best way to maximize your system’s efficiency as well as improve effectiveness and performance. It will reduce cooling and repair costs and improve the air quality in your home. BVS Home Experts certified HVAC professionals can ensure your AC runs through the summer.
No matter what happens, we are here for you at BVS Home Experts. We have air conditioner technicians standing by 24/7 (yes, even on holidays!). You don’t need to worry anymore because we’ll get everything taken care of to get your home back to normal.
Make sure your home is comfortable and efficient all year long. For comprehensive air conditioning repair services, contact BVS Home Experts today to restore your comfort.
Ronald is one of the key contributors to BVS Home Experts, a family-owned and operated full-service air conditioning and heating company serving the Katy and West Houston areas. With a deep understanding of air conditioning and heating concerns, Ronald brings a wealth of knowledge to our readers.