3 Causes of Reduced Cooling Power in Your AC

Your air conditioner is one of the staples of your home, and as the summer gets underway it’s going to need to perform at its peak.  Here in Georgetown TX, air conditioning repair services can deal with most problems, but you need to spot the signs of an issue before you can call them. One of the easiest signs to notice is a sudden reduction in your AC’s cooling power: blowing warm air, or even cool air that isn’t quite as cool as it normally is.

There are several causes of reduced cooling power in your AC. We’ve listed three of them below:

  • Low refrigerant levels. When refrigerant leaks out of your system, it creates an imbalance in the air conditioning cycle. Ice forms on the evaporator coils, which creates an insulating barrier between the remaining refrigerant and the air it’s supposed to cool. Simply scraping the ice off won’t work. It will only reform and you may damage the coils in the process. An expert needs to seal the leak and recharge refrigerant levels.
  • Breaches and filters. A breach in your ducts can cause problems of this nature either by pulling cool air out of your system or by sucking warm air in. Similarly, problems with your filters can result in warmer air circulating through your ducts. Either way, the filter needs to be changed or the breach needs to be repaired.
  • Faulty condenser array. The condenser valve and compression coils signal the start of the air conditioning cycle: shifting the refrigerant to liquid form (which heats the air) so that it can then revert back to gaseous form (which cools the air) at the appropriate point. When the condenser motor falters or the compressor itself suffers from problems, the refrigerant won’t liquefy properly and the system’s cooling power will suffer.

The causes of reduced cooling power in your AC are usually fairly simple to fix, though it requires proper training and experience to do so. (Refrigerant can be dangerous in the wrong hands and the individual AC components are quite delicate.) Air conditioning repair services in Georgetown, TX can be performed by the experts at Intelligent Air Services. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!

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