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5 reasons why your air conditioner isn’t blowing cold air

We’re not going to lie, being stuck without your air conditioner in the middle of a heat wave sucks. It really does. There’s no need to panic, though, because we can help!

Here are some common reasons why your air conditioning system isn’t blowing cold air, and ways for you to troubleshoot them.

What to troubleshoot when your air conditioner isn’t blowing cool air

Dirty air filter

Start with the air filter! A dirty filter disrupts airflow and prevents your unit from cooling your home.

If you have a air filter is dirty, swap it for a clean one! Get in the habit of changing it regularly to avoid build-up. It really is as easy as it sounds!

Grimy evaporator coils

When the evaporator coils get dirty, your system can overheat and shut off making it difficult for warm air to be removed from your home.

To keep your unit working at peak performance, its evaporator coils should be cleaned by a professional.

Leaky air ducts

Before cool air reaches the rooms in your home, it travels from your AC unit through a series of ducts. Over time, air ducts can lose insulation and become poorly sealed. This causes cool air to escape and makes it difficult for your home to reach a comfortable temperature.

If you suspect a leak—or have older ducts—it’s important to call in a professional.

Refrigerant leak

When it comes to cooling your home, refrigerant is an important component—it’s necessary to cool your home.  When there isn’t enough refrigerant in your air conditioning system because it’s leaking, your unit isn’t performing and your house will feel warmer than usual.            

Refrigerant is dangerous to handle and should be dealt with by a professional.

Wrong thermostat settings

The solution could be as easy as checking your thermostat settings.

When you leave the fan running, your air conditioner will run 24 hours a day whether it’s cooling the air or not. Setting the fan to automatic will keep the fan running only when the air conditioner does. It will also save you money—so go have a look at your settings!!!

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Need to schedule a repair or maintenance call for your air conditioning unit? You’re in luck! Our skilled crew of friendly technicians are more than happy to come inspect your unit.

Call 250-465-2490 to schedule service—or get in touch with us by email at: office@trcs.ca

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