AC Won’t Cool? Here’s Why

You want your air conditioning system to cool your home, but sometimes that doesn’t happen for one reason or another. These are the common reasons why your AC is blowing warm instead of cool air.

Your Thermostat Isn’t Set Up Right

The first thing to do when your AC isn’t working is to check the thermostat. Make sure it’s set to “AUTO” and “COOL.” If it still doesn’t turn on, check that the breaker didn’t flip in your electrical panel.

The Outdoor AC Unit Is Dirty

If the outdoor AC unit gets dirty, it has a hard time with the heat exchange process. You should turn the system off, remove the protective cover, and use a bucket of soap and water to clean it. You can buy a cover to put over the outdoor AC unit to keep it from getting dirty during the winter.

The Refrigerant Is Leaking

Your outdoor AC unit needs refrigerant to cool air. If there’s a leak and enough refrigerant is gone, you’ll just get warm air out of it. You need to have a professional repair the leak and recharge the refrigerant.

Butler Heating & Air Conditioning helps residents of Dayton, OH, with refrigerant leaks and other problems. We offer repair services for all makes and models of air conditioners.

Broken Compressor or Motor

There’s a lot of moving parts in an air conditioning system. These two parts are complicated and, thus, are the most likely to fail.

Leaky Ductwork

Your ductwork may have leaks or a fallen section. This can limit or even prevent conditioned air from reaching the interior of your home.

Clogged Air Filter

The filter in your cooling system needs to be replaced every one to two months. If not, it can become clogged and prevent proper airflow.

Butler Heating & Air Conditioning is a trusted local company that replaces, maintains, and repairs cooling and heating systems. We also offer plumbing services. Contact us today for expert, friendly service.