We all like to assume our electronics and appliances are going to work when we turn them on. We want the car engine to turn over when we insert and twist our keys. We assume the washer and drier will both wash and dry clothes as needed.
And suffice to say, we expect the AC will blow cold air on those warm, Colorado summer days.
Today, your AC is refusing to cooperate. You’ve tried yelling at it. You may have even given the side of the unit a swift slap. Trust us. Neither of those things work.
If your AC is refusing to blow cold air, there are a few things that may be causing the issue.
Have you been keeping up on the regular maintenance?
Think about what would happen to your car if you didn’t maintain the air pressure in your tires, neglected to change the oil and never bothered to flush your transmission fluid.
Your car would start to give you some problems. You can think of your central AC unit in the same way that you think of your vehicle. Our company recommends having a technician out to perform maintenance twice a year—once in the fall and once in the spring.
When you do this, you’ll ensure that your motor runs smoothly (and doesn’t wind up tripping the circuit breakers) and that your central AC unit will run as its supposed to. If you can’t remember the last time it underwent maintenance, or you don’t think you’ve ever had a technician come to your home to do that, you likely want to contact a HVAC service provider to get something set up.
Your air filters haven’t been changed in who knows how long
To stay with the car example, you probably know your engine has an air filter and that the air filter needs to be changed when it gets dirty. Well, your central AC unit also has an air filter, and that will also need to be changed when it gets dirty.
Most experts agree you should check your air filter about once a month, and that you should change it when it starts to look dusty and clogged.
If the air filter becomes very dirty, not only is this going to place additional strain on your air conditioning unit, because the motor will need to work harder to push air through it, it may also lead to a mechanical failure.
Reliable, trustworthy AC repairs in Loveland
Our company has years of experience in helping homeowners with all of their central air conditioning replacement, repair and maintenance needs. For more information on why your AC may not be working properly or to schedule a time for one of our repair technicians to come to your home to provide you with a free estimate, call us today at 970-541-9244 to get started.