When it’s a searing summer morning in Payson, nothing is worse than realizing your air conditioner isn’t operating the way it should. The last thing you should have to do is request AC help. But your AC is a pretty complicated system, so it can be difficult to find out what’s causing the problem solo.

That’s why North Mechanical Heating and Cooling created this guide to help you find out what could be happening with your cooling system. Below, you’ll discover some typical explanations for why your home is feeling a little too warm. And though a couple of these are easy] DIY projects, you could still need to call in a professional for cooling system repair.

And if you need us, North Mechanical Heating and Cooling is prepared to take care of your home. Here are five reasons why your air conditioner may not be cooling your home in Payson.

1. Your System Settings Are Off

Every person adjusts their thermostat a touch differently to suit their specific needs. Yet, many homeowners make the mistake of setting their thermostat to “On” rather than “Auto.” Under this setting, the fan in your system will continue to produce an air current even after you’ve achieved your set temperature.

This can look like your AC is pushing out warmish air, when actually it’s only using the fan on a more regular basis than required. Change this setting and find out if things seem better.

2. Your AC Needs Some Cleaning

There are two central spaces to investigate for dirt or dust accumulation when your home comfort system doesn’t appear to be performing as it should.

First, examine your AC system’s filter. If you don’t swap out your filter on a regular basis, built-up dust can make it more difficult for air to pass through and cool down your house. If your filter is obviously dirty or dusty, it’s probably time to replace it. (And as a rule, you should switch it about once every three months at least.)

If your filter appears clean, head to your outside unit. Find out if there’s a reasonable amount of clearing around it and clear any plants or litter stuck there. This part of your AC discharges the heat from within your space. If the coils outside are congested, you won’t be feeling comfortable indoors.

We advise booking professional air conditioner maintenance yearly to keep your system running like it should and to keep your warranty valid.

3. Your Unit is Releasing Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the substance that cools the air in your house. It moves between your inside and outdoor system elements to absorb and discharge heat, to help your home remain cool. If there is a leak along the way, you won’t be feeling comfortable again until you book professional air conditioning repair.

Indications of a refrigerant leak include a decline in chilled air, higher utility charges, frozen evaporator coils and odd hissing noises arising from your AC.

If you are worried refrigerant could be leaking, call North Mechanical Heating and Cooling for system repair as soon as possible. Refrigerant can also be harmful to your family’s health.

4. One or More Pieces Have to Be Replaced

Your air conditioner includes a a handful of essential pieces. These include the blower, evaporator coils, compressor, fan, condenser coils and expansion valve. If one part is failing, your home comfort is hurt.

Our North Mechanical Heating and Cooling technicians are well-trained and experienced in HVAC. They can help you find and repair any issue.

5. Your AC Has to Be Updated

If your system is older than 10 years old, it may be about time to research new air conditioner installation. As your system gets older, it sadly won’t work as well as it has in the past. And it may be making your space too warm.

If your AC is more current but still isn’t keeping you cool, it could be the wrong size for your home. HVAC systems are not one-size-fits-all. An air conditioner that’s not powerful enough absolutely can’t chill a space the way a properly sized system can.

Make a More Comfortable Home with North Mechanical Heating and Cooling

You shouldn’t waste any time this summer in a hot home. When your AC isn’t functioning how it should, bank on North Mechanical Heating and Cooling. We’re experts in AC repair. Contact us at 928-263-8570 now.