7 Reasons Why your Air Conditioning Unit isn’t Cooling

Sep 17, 2020Maintenance, Repairs

Have you turned on your air conditioning unit expecting that cooling blast of air to hit you only to find it’s not doing its job? Does it feel as though your air conditioning unit just isn’t cooling as well as you had hoped, or at all? If that’s the case, there can be a few different issues going on, all of which will demand attention.

So, let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons your air conditioning isn’t cooling your home.

Is the Unit Plugged In?

Sure, it sounds simple, but you never know. Perhaps you unplugged the unit at some point and forgot to plug it back in, maybe it became loose, or someone else unplugged. It could be as simple of a solution as plugging it in.

Is There a Build-up of Ice?

This tends to happen if you are running it pretty consistently, so things would start out normal and then you’d no longer find that it is cooling the space properly. Ice can sometimes form inside the unit itself, and then it will prevent it from cooling properly. The solution is to turn off the unit and unplug it, remove the cover and check for any ice.

Coils and Filters Can Become Blocked

Did you know that it’s important to perform regular cleaning and maintenance on your air conditioning unit in order to keep it running in peak condition? This is the perfect example of why regular maintenance is important, as coils and filters can become blocked over time and then prevent it from working properly.

Experts recommend that you clean the filter and coils about two to four times per year, depending on how much use the air conditioner gets. The more you use it, the dirtier it’s going to get.

Is There a Blown Fuse?

Another potential issue is a blown fuse, or even a circuit breaker that has tripped. This will automatically stop the unit from working, so it won’t even be able to turn on. Switching a fuse or resetting the circuit is a very easy and quick fix, so this isn’t a massive problem to worry about.

Double Check the Settings

The final tip is to double check the thermostat settings and make sure you not only have it set to a cool enough temperature, but that it truly is on the cooling mode and not the heating mode that these units can have.

Of course, if none of these quick fixes solves the problem, don’t hesitate to call in the experts, the Environ Air Conditioning team offer a regular service and maintenance program to keep your air conditioning units running at optimal efficiency.

Not only will our service keep your running cost down, but it also prevents the recirculation of unpleasant allergens and viruses that can cause allergies, asthma, colds, flues and hay fevers. For more information please call 07 3865 2444 or CONTACT US