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Why Doesn’t My Air Conditioner Blow Cold Air?

Summertime can be brutally hot here in central New Jersey, and there’s nothing more frustrating than turning on your AC to find it won’t blow cold air to give your family relief. Is your air conditioner in shape? Is it blowing warm air?

Learn some of the causes and potential solutions here!

“My AC Is Not Blowing Cold Air”—What’s Wrong?

This problem is actually more common than you may think. Calling an HVAC technician right away is important to prevent the issue from becoming more serious. Common reasons why air conditioners don’t get cold enough are:

  • Dirty air filters: Dirty filters will block airflow, resulting in a lower than normal flow of cool conditioned air back into your home. Check your air filters and replace them if they appear to be too dirty. Check out our infographic at the bottom of the page to learn more cooling tips like this!
  • Faulty parts: if your air conditioner isn’t blowing cold air, the condenser or compressor could be malfunctioning. The condenser works by removing the heat from the air, so a condenser that is working properly will be blowing warm air outside and returning cool air back into the home. The compressor is responsible for pushing cold air from the condenser to the vent. If the air blowing from the vent is not cold, the compressor may be malfunctioning or misaligned.
  • Electrical issues: Electrical problems can cause your air conditioner to work poorly or even not at all. Some potential electrical issues include a malfunctioning thermostat, failed sensors, corroded contacts or connectors, broken or shorted wires, and defective breakers. Diagnosing and fixing any electrical issues should always be done by a professional.
  • Low refrigerant levels: Low (or empty) refrigerant is a common reason air conditioners don’t blow cold air. If your system is out of coolant, it cannot remove heat from the air, so the air circulated in your home is left unconditioned. If refrigerant levels are low, you probably have a leak (refrigerant does not deplete or go bad over time). To permanently fix the problem, the leak must be discovered and repaired.

It’s important to note that if your air conditioner is getting up there in age or experienced several problems last season, it may be time for AC replacement.

Schedule Your AC Service in Central NJ Today!

Don’t wait until it gets hot to schedule service for your air conditioner. Catching seemingly minor problems early can help prevent major problems down the road that could cost a lot of money to fix and leave you sweating it out uncomfortably in the heat!

Contact us to learn more about common air conditioning problems—or to schedule AC repair or replacement in Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, Somerset, or Ocean County today with our HVAC company in the 08857 area!

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