A/C Troubleshooting – Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling My House?

You just came home after a long day at work, it’s 90 degrees outside and you came home to realize that the temperature inside your home isn’t that much different from outside.

Like many homeowners or renters, you may be wondering why our air conditioner is not cooling your house.

The good news is that there are reasons why this problem is happening and with a little troubleshooting you can solve this problem yourself.

A/C Trouble Shooting Tip #1 – Your Thermostat Is Set To ON

One of the most common reasons why a central air conditioner doesn’t cool a home is because the thermostat inside the home has been set to on and not auto as it should be.

Sadly, many people leave their thermostats set to on all day long without realizing that this will only keep their fan running all day long instead of actually cooling the air so turning it to the auto setting will make a big difference because this will actually enable the air conditioner to do its job.

A/C Trouble Shooting Tip #2 – You Have A Dirty Air Filter

Most people don’t change their air conditioners' air filters enough and never realize that this is one of the most common reasons why their A/C never cools their home.

Simply by changing your air conditioners air filter every 3 months you will dramatically improve the performance of your air conditioner and help your home to stay cool even during those hot summer months.

A/C Trouble Shooting Tip #3 – Your Outside Unit Is Dirty

Last of all, but most important, another reason why your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home down could be due to the fact that your outside unit is dirty and needs a good cleaning.

All grass, tree limbs, dirt, and other debris should be removed from your outside unit because a blocked outside unit cannot dissipate heat if it’s been blocked with debris, overgrown grass, or trash.

It’s important to clean/inspect the area surrounding your outside unit often to ensure that your unit can dissipate heat the way that it should and work in conjunction with your inside unit’s evaporator coil to keep your home cool.

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