Why Isn’t My AC Cooling My Home?

Nothing is worse than a home that is sweltering hot. An AC unit that isn’t cooling your home can leave you and your family uncomfortable and cause interruptions in your daily routines. At Guin Services, our experienced technicians can repair your air conditioning unit and restore your home’s temperature back to a comfortable state.

To avoid the chaos of the heat, we are highlighting the top reasons why your AC unit may not be cooling your home and when it’s time to call a professional.

Old AC Unit

The first thing to determine is how long the issue has been going on. If it is a new occurrence, then you may need to get your AC unit serviced. Regular maintenance, generally bi-annually, is the best way to avoid an AC unit catastrophe. Often, a technician can perform a quick tune up and get your home’s cool temperature restored.

If your AC unit hasn’t been cooling your home for a while, or it’s been serviced recently, other possible causes need to be explored. If your AC unit is older, it may have reached the end of its lifespan. Alternatively, if your AC unit has not undergone regular maintenance, a problem may have festered, and become worse over time, so we recommend calling a technician for assistance.

Dirty AC Unit

Your AC unit may not be cooling your home if the system is dirty. The cleanliness of your AC unit is extremely important. You can check some of these potential problems for yourself, including build-up inside or outside the unit and clogged air filters. Cleaning up any debris in and around the air filter can help restore clean, cool air.

Likewise, clogged air filters are the most common reason for a unit blowing hot air, so make sure to replace your AC air filters every 3 months, if not more. If you have asthma, or multiple pets, it may be a good idea to clean out the air filters more frequently, like once a month.

AC Unit Equipment Malfunctions

If you just noticed the issue, we recommend calling a professional, so they can diagnose the cause. Some common problems that occur when your AC unit isn’t cooling your home are:

  • Low refrigerant levels
  • Limited airflow to the unit
  • Insulation issues

If your home is poorly insulated, this can stop your unit from being able to cool it efficiently. This is especially the case with older homes, as the attic insulation is usually either very old or non-existent. For other potential issues, like low refrigerant levels or airflow problems, it’s best to seek help from a professional, who can safely and effectively evaluate and repair your air conditioning unit.

Top-Rated AC Repair with Guin Service

If you cannot pinpoint the source of the AC issue, we recommend contacting a professional to avoid further complications and costly replacements. At Guin Service, our team of experts are knowledgeable in a wide range of AC unit equipment and systems, so you can be confident that the job will be done right. Don’t wait until your house is hot and stuffy, schedule regular AC repair to keep your AC unit in tip-top-shape!

Air Conditioning Repair & Replacement at Guin Service

Want to find out what’s wrong with your system? Get in touch with us today to find a solution! Our knowledgeable team of experts are ready to help you with all your air conditioning needs. Call us at 205-407-1741 or contact us online to learn more about regular AC maintenance and repairs!