Why is My A/C Running But Not Cooling?

Some troubleshoots may fix it without a service call!

central air serviceIt’s summer here in Southern Maryland, and your home’s air conditioning system is working hard to keep your home cool and comfortable.

If it isn’t blowing cool air into your home and instead producing warm air, you have a problem. It might be minor or severe. But don’t neglect it. Ignoring the problem will result in an uncomfortably hot home, increased energy expenses, and perhaps unnecessarily big repair costs.

Taylor is here to help! Our team of trained and experienced service technicians offer expert air conditioning service. But before you pick up the phone to call us, do the troubleshoots below. You may be able to solve the problem on your own without needing us to make a service call!

Air conditioning troubleshoot checklist

Make sure your thermostat is properly set to “cool” or “air conditioning” 
Do a check around your home to see if your vents are blocked by furniture, curtains, or other obstructions

Check your outdoor unit (the condenser) to see if the fan is running. If it isn’t: 

TURN OFF THE POWER, then check for debris inside the condenser unit.

Check the indoor unit:

Troubleshooting didn’t work: Now what?

If your A/C isn’t working after doing the troubleshoots, contact us right away. We’ll thoroughly go over your home’s air conditioning system to find the problem and fix it right.

One potential problem is a refrigerant leak. When refrigerant levels are low, the heat builds up in the condenser coils, at first decreasing the cool air output and eventually causing your cooling system to overheat (or even fail).

Leaks in your compressor that you can’t see with the naked eye frequently lead to refrigerant levels lowering. However, our experts are trained to find and repair these tiny leaks.

There may be a leak in your home’s ductwork. Take a walk through your home. Are there any rooms that aren’t as cool as other rooms? You may also notice an increase in your energy expenses because the A/C must work harder to provide cool air around your house if there are ductwork leaks.

We’ll give it to you straight in terms of the condition of your air conditioning system. It may be at the point where repairs are no longer cost-effective. Whether you can repair it or need to replace it, we’ll provide you with a FREE estimate.