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Why Am I Not Receiving Enough Cooling from My Air Conditioner?


One of the frequent problems that causes people to call for professional air conditioning repair is a system that cannot provide a sufficient amount of cool air for comfort. Although the AC is delivering some amount of cooling, it simply isn’t enough.

Because air conditioners are complicated devices, a number of different malfunctions may be responsible for a decline in cooling performance. Below are some of the more common. But do not attempt to diagnose your air conditioning system on your own. Call on HVAC professionals to zero in on the actual problem and then determine how to correct it.

Loss of refrigerant

Refrigerant is the heat transference fluid that allows an air conditioner to remove air from inside a home and then exhaust it to the outside. An AC runs on a set level of refrigerant (it’s charge) that won’t dissipate during the system’s service life. But leaks in the refrigerant line will cause refrigerant to escape, and when this occurs the AC will begin to lose its heat absorption ability. Technicians must seal the leaks and recharge the refrigerant.

Frozen evaporator coil

An air conditioner siphons heat from the indoor air along the evaporator coil. If this coil starts to freeze (which can occur because of dirt, refrigerant loss, or a clogged air filter) it will absorb less and less heat from the indoor air. If the coil freezes entirely, an air conditioner will not be able to provide any cooling at all.

Breaks in the ductwork

A decline in cooling may come from a repair problem outside of the air conditioner itself. If your ductwork has breaks and gaps along it, it will raise the temperature of the cooled air before it reaches the ducts. You can’t seal these holes yourself; call for HVAC technicians.

Whatever you require to restore your air conditioning to top performance level, depend on MK Russell & Abbott in Maryville, TN.