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AC Not Blowing Cold Air? 5 Reasons Why This May Be Happening

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Have you ever turned on your air conditioner, expecting a blast of cold air, only to find it’s not blowing cold? It can be frustrating, especially on one of our hot Alabama days. Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air is proud to have been serving the Montgomery, Alabama area since 1908. 

Dixie takes our commitment to our customers seriously. If you’re not satisfied, Dixie isn’t happy. For reliable and expertly installed products and services, just call Dixie! Discover the Dixie difference by scheduling your AC repair or new AC installation today.

There are a few common reasons why your AC might not be working properly. In this blog, Dixie will explore five main reasons why your AC is not blowing cold air and what you can do about it.

5 Reasons Your AC is Not Blowing Cold Air

1. Dirty Air Filters

Why Are Air Filters Important?

Air filters are very important for your AC. They help to clean the air that goes into your home. If the air filter is dirty, it can block the flow of air. This means your AC must work harder to push the air through, and it might not blow cold air.

The condition of your air filter can also affect the air quality inside your home. Good indoor air quality is important for your comfort and health. Ask your Dixie technician how your indoor air quality can be improved.

How to Fix It

The good news is that fixing this problem is easy. You just need to check your air filter and see if it is dirty. If it is, you can clean it or replace it with a new one. It’s a good idea to check your air filter every month and change it every 3 months or as needed. If you have multiple pets inside or chronic respiratory conditions, you may need to change your air filter more frequently.

2. Low Refrigerant Levels

What Is Refrigerant?

Refrigerant is a special liquid that is necessary to cool the air in your AC. If the refrigerant levels are low, your AC won’t be able to cool the air properly. 

How to Fix It

Low refrigerant levels usually mean there is a leak. You will need to call Dixie to schedule an AC repair service to check your AC and fix any leaks. They can also refill the refrigerant to the right level. Do not try to fix this problem on your own, as it requires special tools and knowledge.

3. Blocked Condenser Coils

What Are Condenser Coils?

The condenser coils are part of your AC that release the heat from your home to the outside. If the condenser coils are blocked or dirty, they can’t do their job properly.

How to Fix It

To fix this problem, you need to clean the condenser coils. You can do this by turning off the power to your AC and gently cleaning the coils with a brush or a hose. Be careful not to damage the coils. If you’re not comfortable doing this yourself, just call Dixie to clean the coils for you.

4. Thermostat Issues

What Does the Thermostat Do?

The thermostat controls the temperature in your home. It tells your AC when to turn on and off. If the thermostat is not communicating with your AC unit properly, your AC might not blow cold air.

How to Fix It

First, check to make sure your thermostat is set to the right temperature. Sometimes, it can be set to “fan” instead of “cool.” If that’s not the problem, you might need to replace the batteries. If it still doesn’t work, you may need to call the professionals at Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air to check the thermostat and possibly replace it.

5. AC Unit Is Too Small for Your Home

Why Size Matters

The size of your AC unit is important. If your AC unit is too small for your home, it won’t be able to cool the air properly. This means your AC will keep running without cooling your home.

How to Fix It

If you think your AC unit is too small, you will need to talk to a professional. A trained Dixie Comfort Specialist will evaluate your current HVAC system and your home’s design and layout. Once this information is gathered and your needs and desires are considered, they will offer solutions to help you choose the right size unit for your home. Installing a larger unit may seem expensive, but it will help your home stay cool and comfortable, and you’ll likely save money on cooling costs in the long run. 

Trusted AC Repair with Dixie Electric, Plumbing & aIR

If your AC is not blowing cold air, it can be a real problem, especially in the summer. By checking your air filter, refrigerant levels, condenser coils, thermostat, and the size of your AC unit, you can find out what’s wrong. Remember, some fixes can be done on your own, but others will need a professional. 

Don’t wait too long to fix your AC, or you might end up with a bigger problem that costs more to repair. For quick and efficient AC repairs when your AC is not blowing cool air, call Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air