When it’s a searing summer day in Thedford, nothing feels worse than registering your AC isn’t performing the way it is supposed to. The last thing you should have to do is call for cooling system service. But your air conditioner is a fairly complex system, so it can be difficult to figure out what’s creating the trouble without training.

That’s why Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning made this informational guide to help you figure out what may be happening with your home comfort system. Here, you’ll learn some prevailing explanations for why your home is feeling a little unpleasant. And though a couple of these are straightforward] DIY projects, you may need to bring in a professional for AC repair.

And if you need us, Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to assist. Here are five reasons why your air conditioner may not be cooling your residence in Thedford.

1. Your Thermostat Settings Are Incorrect

Everyone sets their thermostat a bit differently to suit their personal preferences. However, many homeowners make the misstep of setting their thermostat to “On” instead of “Auto.” Under this setting, the fan in your AC will continue to push out air even after you’ve reached your set temperature.

This can feel like your vents are pushing out untreated air, when actually it’s simply using the fan more often than required. Try switching this setting and find out if things cool off.

2. Your Home Comfort System Needs to Be Cleaned

There are two main places to check for dirt or dust buildup when your home comfort system doesn’t appear to be performing as it should.

First, check out your AC system’s filter. If you don’t switch your filter on a regular basis, built-up dust can make it more difficult for air to flow through and cool down your space. If your filter is visibly dirty or dusty, it’s likely time for a change. (And as a rule, you should change it about once every three months at a minimum.)

If your filter is looking clean, head to your outdoor unit. Find out if there’s adequate clearing around the unit and clear away plants or debris close by. This piece of your system lets off the heat from your house. If the coils outside are congested, you won’t be feeling cool indoors.

We recommend scheduling professional air conditioner maintenance every year to keep your unit operating smoothly and to keep your warranty valid.

3. Your AC is Losing Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the substance that conditions the air in your home. It runs between your internal and outside system elements to absorb and let off heat, to help your space keep cool. If there is a crack along that system, you won’t be feeling cool again until you set professional air conditioning repair.

Indications of a refrigerant leak include a decrease in conditioned air, more expensive electric bills, frozen evaporator coils and strange hissing noises arising from your system.

If you are worried refrigerant may be leaking, call Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning for HVAC repair as soon as possible. Refrigerant can also be hazardous to your family’s health.

4. One or More Pieces Need to Be Replaced

Your air conditioner is made up of a few crucial parts. These include the blower, evaporator coils, compressor, fan, condenser coils and expansion valve. If any one of these is broken, your home comfort suffers.

Our Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning technicians are well-trained and knowledged in HVAC. They can help you locate and fix any trouble.

5. Your Air Conditioner Should Be Replaced

If your system is over 10 years old, it may be time to look into new air conditioner installation. As your system ages, it unfortunately won’t function as well as it once did. And it may be making your house too warm.

If your air conditioner is newer but still isn’t properly cooling your home, it could be the wrong size for your living space. HVAC systems are not all the same size. An air conditioner that’s not powerful enough just can’t cool a house the way a correctly sized HVAC can.

Get a More Comfortable Home with Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning

You shouldn’t blow any time this summer in a hot house. When your air conditioner isn’t operating how it should, turn to Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re professionals in AC repair. Contact us at 519-296-4437 right away.