What to do When Your AC Stops Blowing Cold Air
When you live with the New Orleans heat, the last thing you want to deal with is an AC that doesn’t blow cold air. Unfortunately, a number of problems can occur that make your AC blow cold only intermittently or not at all. If your AC stops blowing cold air, here are a few things that might be able to help.
Change the Dirty Air Filter
The filter needs to be clean for your AC to work properly. Each unit has specifics on how often the filter should be changed, but typically it’s around every two months. When you change the filter, your AC may still fail to blow cold air, which indicates that the evaporator coil is also dirty. The best course of action is to call a professional, since you can’t clean the coil on your own.
Unblock a Blocked Condenser
Your AC won’t run properly if dirt and debris are all over the outdoor component of your HVAC system. Leaving it dirty and blocked will force it to work harder, which means it’ll wear out faster. If you’re handy with DIY, you can remove leaves and other detritus from your AC unit yourself, but to ensure your condenser coil gets a good cleaning, you’ll want to call a professional.
Have Low Refrigerant Replaced
Sometimes AC units can run out of refrigerant. If the rest of your AC is fine but it’s not blowing cold, you’ll need more refrigerant. You’ll need a professional to replace your refrigerant.
Waiting until your AC stops working altogether is bad for it, and leads to costly repairs down the road. Unless the fix is as simple as changing your filter or clearing leaves off your outdoor unit, contact Bryans United Air Conditioning at (504) 208-2071. The professionals at Bryans will diagnose your AC troubles.
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