What to do when the HVAC is not blowing cool air? (Photo Credits)
It can be quite frustrating to have one’s HVAC system running, but is not producing cool air. This is especially true during summer months, when being inside an air conditioned home can bring a lot of comfort.
Angie’s List came up with a list of possible fixes to common HVAC issues that can be encountered by any homeowner. It however emphasized that most of the solutions require professional attention. Plumbing Association of San Diego
“If your A/C isn’t cooling your house even though it’s running, you should first check the thermostat to make sure it’s working properly. Next, take a look at the condenser to see if it’s dirty or blocked. If so, clean it and remove the blockage. The condenser can become blocked by tall weeds, grass or other airborne debris. If the A/C still isn’t blowing cold air, this could be the result of a faulty compressor or an inadequate amount of refrigerant in the system. Again, these are problems that a professional needs to address.”
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Problem with the Thermostat
Thermostat issues can also be one reason why an HVAC may not blow air that is cool enough for the home occupants’ comfort.
The website Inspectapedia shared a guide in troubleshooting thermostat problems. A/C And HVAC
“Check that the thermostat has electrial power – see THERMOSTAT POWER & VOLTAGE. If your thermostat is a programmable unit that uses a digital display, if the display is blank you already know that the thermostat is either disconnected or has lost power. If the heating or cooling system has no electrical power check for a blown thermostat or HVAC equipment fuse or tripped circuit breaker; keep in mind that in addition to the fuse or circuit breaker powering the equipment, there may be fuses or switches inside the boiler or furnace itself. Next check that power is turned ON to the heating or cooling equipment – power off will often also turn off the thermostat since it’s usually powered by a transformer connected to the same circuit as the indoor air handler, blower assembly, or furnace or boiler.”
The next steps can be found here.
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In its official website, the US Department of Energy also shared a list of common air conditioning problems encountered in American Homes.
“Electric Control Failure — The compressor and fan controls can wear out, especially when the air conditioner turns on and off frequently, as is common when a system is oversized. Because corrosion of wire and terminals is also a problem in many systems, electrical connections and contacts should be checked during a professional service call.”
Check out the other common problems here.
HVAC Issues can definitely be avoided by performing regular repair and maintenance work on home HVAC Units.
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