Why is my AC running but not cooling?
The most common cause of window air conditioners not blowing cold air is a lack of adequate airflow. A fan will draw air over the evaporator coils in a properly working air conditioner, where it is cooled, and then be re-circulated back into the room. If the air filter is dirty or clogged, there may be little or no airflow over the evaporator coils, which may cause them to become too cold, and frost or ice can form on them, restricting the airflow even more. This will result in little or no cold air being circulated into the room. The air filter is typically located behind the front grille, which may have a side access opening. Clean or replace the filter as often as required. If the evaporator coils are very dirty, cleaning with soapy water and a soft brush will be necessary, and we also recommend changing the filter.
How much does it cost to fix the air conditioner?
Most air conditioner repairs cost between $164 and $559, with most homeowners reporting that they spend $361 on average. Prices for this project vary significantly by company. The cost per hour can be anywhere from $35 to $200. Keep in mind that many contractors calculate rates based on the job and not hourly labor.
How do I fix my air conditioner that is not cooling?
1. Clean Your Filter
2. Clean the HVAC Interior
Next, clean out the condenser, evaporator, filters, and coil. If these are dirty and clogged by debris, airflow within your unit may be restricted, which can severely affect your unit’s efficiency.
3. Check Your Electrical Wiring
Nearly 85 percent of all HVAC repairs stem from electrical problems. Make sure you examine all of the wirings within your unit, especially the wiring connected to an outlet. If you have a tripped breaker or a blown fuse, it is time to bring in an electrician.
4. Check Your Ductwork
How long do AC units last?
On average, air conditioning units last 10-15 years while HVAC systems last 15-20 years. Your heating and cooling systems last longer when properly maintained, such as by cleaning the system’s filters and air ducts routinely.
How do I reset my air conditioning unit?
- Shut Down Your AC at the Thermostat
- Find Your Circuit Breaker Box
- Reset the Circuit Breaker for Your AC Unit
- Wait 30 Seconds
- Turn the AC Thermostat Back On
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