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Why Is My AC Only Sending Out Room-Temperature Air?

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When you turn your air conditioning system on during a hot summer day, or the programming on your thermostat activates it, you expect to feel cool air coming from the vents. Nothing is more frustrating than to have your AC turn on when you need it and only get room temperature air coming from the vents. An air conditioner that acts like just a large fan isn’t much good to you on the hottest days of the year.

So, what is happening with your AC that’s cut off the cool air you expect? We handle central air repair in Conyers, GA, and our technicians know plenty about what can go wrong with an AC to make it stop cooling. We’ll look at several below.

Why Your AC Isn’t Giving You Cool Air 

Dirty Air Filter

This is a simple one, but often overlooked. The air filter in your AC system traps dust, dirt, and other airborne particles, preventing them from getting into the HVAC cabinet and damaging components. However, if the filter becomes too clogged, it restricts airflow, making it difficult for your AC to draw enough air to cool it down. Make sure to check and replace the air filter regularly, typically every 1–3 months, depending on usage.

Iced-Over Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil is a crucial part of your AC system, responsible for absorbing heat from your home’s air. If this coil becomes coated with ice, it can’t do its job properly, leading to a lack of cool air. Ice can form on the coil due to low refrigerant levels, poor airflow (often due to a dirty filter), or issues with the blower fan. If you notice ice on your AC unit, turn off the system and call a professional for a thorough inspection and repair.

Thermostat Problems

The thermostat is your AC system’s control center. If it’s not working correctly, it can’t accurately communicate with your AC unit. This might mean the thermostat is reading incorrect settings or failing to send the signal to start the cooling cycle, only making the fan run. Ensure your thermostat is set to the correct mode (cooling) and temperature, and consider replacing the batteries if it’s not hardwired. If problems persist, you might need a new thermostat or professional calibration.

Failed Compressor

The compressor is the essential component that allows an air conditioner to provide cooling. When you hear the compressor kick on, that means the AC is starting its cooling cycle. If the compressor doesn’t work, then the AC can’t carry out heat exchange: the process of moving heat from the indoors to the outdoors. Unfortunately, a dead compressor usually must be replaced—and, because of the cost of a replacement, it’s often more cost-effective to replace the whole AC. 

When in Doubt, Call the Premier Team Out!

Experiencing any of these issues? Don’t sweat it! Our expert technicians are ready to help you get your AC back to peak performance. Whether it’s a simple fix or a major repair, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today for reliable, professional AC repair services that will keep you cool all summer long.

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