As we approach peak summer temperatures, it is more important than ever that your home’s air conditioner works properly. The only thing that can make an unbearably hot day worse is retreating inside to find warm air blowing out of your AC vents.
Here are some issues that can cause your home’s air conditioner to underperform in the summer:
Important: NEVER attempt to work around your home’s outside air conditioning unit while it is operating. Make sure you turn off the power to the unit before working in close proximity to it.
AC Condenser Unit
One common cause of underperforming air conditioners is simply neglecting your condenser unit, also known as the outside unit. Step outside and check out your condenser unit to see if any debris is blocking the unit’s fan. Sticks, dirt, grass, and a number of other things could be impeding one of many moving parts on the unit, so make sure you remove anything that might be causing a problem.
If your ac unit is on the older side, wear and tear on the unit could cause your refrigerant to leak. Any issues regarding refrigerant levels is best left in the hands of a local heating and cooling professional. Contact BNG Heating and Cooling for an inspection if you fear your ac unit is suffering from a refrigerant leak.
Air filters need to be changed regularly so that they can do their job as best as possible. A neglected air filter can cause serious issues with your ac unit.
We understand that it can be tough to remember to regularly check on the air filter, but it is a task worth completing. If the internal components of your ac unit become dirty, you could be looking at a very costly repair down the road.
Contact BNG for an Inspection
If you’ve noticed that your air conditioner is blowing out warm air, you can always give us a call for an inspection. We are prepared to remedy any problem we discover to keep your home as comfortable as possible.