Temperatures have already hit the mid-90s this year in Metro Detroit, and your reliance on your air conditioner is greater than ever. With no telling how long the hot weather will stick around, your house needs to stay cool and comfortable, and there is no use for an air conditioner blowing hot air. When your AC isn’t providing cool air, there may be a few things you can do to fix it yourself.
One issue your air conditioner might have is that its filter is dirty or clogged. The filter plays an integral part of your AC unit, stopping dirt and debris from circulating into the air. If that filter builds up too much debris, it will limit the airflow, preventing the system from doing its job to cool your house. Inspect the filter every month, and if you see that is dirty or clogged, either clean or replace it.
Like the air filter, the coils inside your unit will get dirty. It is imperative to clean these coils, or air conditioner performance will slip. If it ever gets to where the coils become very dirty, serious issues with your unit could follow, such as overheating and shutting off.
Air conditioners do not magically turn hot air into cold air. The units require refrigerant to do their job. However, if the refrigerant is leaking, the air conditioner will only cycle hot air back into your home. Refrigerant can be hazardous to handle, and it may take an experienced technician to complete the repair.
Other leaks can occur in the ductwork of your home. Cool air may escape and will not efficiently cool each room of your house. Those leaks can mostly go unnoticed and can cause you to lose hundreds of dollars on your energy costs.
Plenty of warm weather is still on deck for this summer, and you cannot have your air conditioner blowing hot air back into your home. When your air conditioner is not properly cooling your home, call the professionals at Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning at (734) 425-1415 today to make sure your air conditioning is working to cool your house.