Common Reasons Why Your AC Isn't Cooling Correctly During A Heat Wave

During a heat wave, one of the worst things that can happen is that your AC either goes out or isn't cooling correctly. This can make summer miserable and cause you and your family to be uncomfortable in your home.

Watch one of our service technicians, Carl, who was featured on the local news talking about some of the AC issues our team sees during this time in the summer.

So, what causes an air conditioner to malfunction? Read on to learn some of the common reasons why you may be experiencing an AC issue.

Bad Capacitors

If you feel that your air conditioner unit is not running efficiently or if your air conditioner isn't running at all, it could be due to a bad capacitor. The capacitor powers the motors that run the compressor and fan motors in the system.

Dirty AC Condenser Coils

The AC condenser coils are located on the outside of the unit; because they are located outside, they tend to become dirty. With seasonal debris, dirt, and outdoor elements, it's easy for the AC condenser coils to need routine cleaning in order to operate the system effectively.

Refrigerant Leaks

Another reason why your AC isn't cooling correctly could be from a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant leaks, whether it be 410A or R22, will cause warm air to blow into the home. When those indoor temperatures and humidity rise, a system with low / no refrigerant can make your home extremely uncomfortable.

Bad AC Circuit Board

If you are having trouble with your cooling unit staying on, it could be from a faulty AC circuit board. This AC circuit board will help send power to the system components that need it, like a blower motor or an igniter. A Logan Services expert is able to diagnose a bad AC circuit board to help get your system working again.

Lack of Basic Maintenance 

Basic maintenance can consist of a variety of things, such as replacing a dirty HVAC filter, changing out the batteries in your thermostat, or even a professional, seasonal tune-up. Keeping up on basic maintenance can help keep your system running properly and efficiently for ultimate home comfort.

Whether you are worried about a no cool situation or your air conditioner not running properly, call the service department at Logan Services so we can get your home cool and comfortable again. No matter what the problem is, our technicians are happy to diagnose and help with your AC issue in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus.

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