Posted: 30 Jun '18

Why Your Central Air Conditioner May Not Be Cooling Your St. Albert Home

When the temperature outside starts to soar, it’s time to turn on the central air conditioner in your St. Albert home, for a bit of relief. But what happens if your central air conditioner isn’t cooling your home enough, or worse, it starts blowing warm air? There are several reasons why your central air conditioner is not cooling your home properly. Here are a few issues that you can resolve on your own.

Thermostat Settings

Is your thermostat set to "cool"? A common mistake is that people often forget to change their thermostat from "heat" to "cool" or "auto". Also, check your fan settings. If it is set to “on”, then the fan will run constantly, even if the air isn’t being cooled.

Air Filter

Even if you have set your thermostat correctly, you still may not find the relief you seek. This can happen if your air filter is dirty. A dirty filter reduces how efficiently the cool air flows throughout your house. It must work harder, and that could mean higher bills. If your air filter in your central air conditioner looks dirty or full, then replace it with a fresh one. We have many in stock, so don't hesitate to stop by or give us a call.

External Unit

Your central air conditioner’s inside unit, known as an evaporator, takes the heat from your indoor air and moves it to your outdoor unit, known as the condenser, where it dissipates that heat. But if your condenser is filled with leaves or other debris, it won’t work as well as you would like. Take a look at your outdoor unit. After you turn the unit off, clear out any debris that has accumulated. Also clear out any weeds or plants that surround the unit because they too can affect the operation of your air conditioner.

Call the Professionals

If you find that your air conditioner still isn’t working as it should, then it’s time to call in the professionals at A-1 Heating in St. Albert. For over 40 years, we have been getting air conditioners back into peak condition quickly and competently. Don’t suffer in the heat – contact A-1 Heating to learn more about your central air conditioner, today!

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