If your air conditioner is not blowing enough cool air, there are a number of different things that could be wrong. Rest assured, there are solutions to keep your air conditioner working properly and effectively. In the hot summer months, an air conditioner that runs efficiently will cut energy costs and extend the service life of the unit.
Air conditioners that stop blowing cool air or emit only a low amount of cool air may be in need of more air conditioning refrigerant. If there is an insufficient amount of refrigerant, the refrigeration cycle that all air conditioners go through will be unable to continue, resulting in no cool air being blown from the air conditioner. A licensed air conditioning service mechanic will be able to diagnose whether the air conditioner is low on refrigerant and go through the necessary steps to fix the problem. ALWAYS call a licensed HVAC contractor to service your central air conditioner.
Another issue that could be occurring when not enough cool air is being blown throughout the house is an issue with the blower motor. The blower motor is an electrical motor that is an important part of the refrigeration cycle. In some cases, the blower motor needs to be replaced. A licensed air conditioning technician will be able to take care of this. Other cases may simply be that the motor requires cleaning. Any product that is stationary for a period of time is bound to collect dust. Before starting up an air conditioner for the first time of the season, be sure to have a licensed contractor service your central air system from top to bottom. They will ensure that excess dust is removed for improved operation.
A central air conditioning system is complex and should NEVER be serviced by an unlicensed service person. Always remember to ask for verification of proper licenses before you hire a contractor to conduct any kind of service on your HVAC equipment. A good reference for qualified HVAC contractors is HRAI (Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute – www.hrai.ca). Members of HRAI must maintain proper licenses and insurance in order to hold membership in HRAI.
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