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Common Problems Why Your Air Conditioner Is Not Cooling Your House

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There are hundreds of factors that may lead to failure of your cooling unit to perform its normal operations. However, most of them are common and with simple troubleshooting, they can restore their normal functioning. It is also necessary to recognise some of these problems in order to clarify them to your technician. Perhaps these are some of the most common problems you need to be sensitive about, that may break your air conditioning cooling unit.

Low Refrigerant

All cooling units have a chemical that is responsible for cooling air within your conditioning system, known as a refrigerant. The process of cooling is hence affected when the level of your refrigerant reduces in your air conditioner. Reduced levels of the refrigerant could be a possible leak or a malfunctioned refrigerant system of the unit. For cases where your cooling unit demands regular refilling of the refrigerant, chances are there is a leakage in the system. The issue must be addressed by calling a professional to identify the leak and repair the damage to restore its normal functioning.

Clogged and Dirty Filters

Clogged filters restrict easy flow of air through the cooling unit. This reduces its efficiency and the ability to cool air in your house. If you haven't thought of cleaning the filter in your air conditioner, kindly do it now to avoid such issues. Filters on alternating current (AC) conditioning units must be changed at least once a month, especially for units that are running constantly.

Wrong Setting of Thermostat

Programmable thermostats have to be well set to ensure that your home is at a comfortable temperature. The system should also be able to alter temperature within the surrounding to make it a bit higher when you are not in the room. This should be the case because for every degree of temperature raised by your cooling unit, you may save about 3 percent on the energy costs of the unit.

Crowded Compressor

Outdoor compressor systems should operate under adequate airflow conditions for them to function correctly. Therefore, the compressor should be positioned some feet of space from any plants and objects. In addition, some space should be considered for clearance between its top and any trees and growing plants. Create a routine program to perform the usual cleaning and maintenance procedures on your cooling unit to avoid regular breakdowns and malfunctions, as well as increase its serving life.