When you live in Punta Gorda, Florida, you treat air conditioning as necessary to your survival like food and water. Any problem with your AC system can cause more than discomfort; it can significantly impact the health and safety of your loved ones. If your air conditioner isn’t cooling your house for any of these reasons, it’s time to schedule an AC repair:

Wrong Thermostat Setting

Before panicking, first check that you didn’t set your AC system’s thermostat to AUTO instead of ON. When your thermostat is set to ON, the fan will run 24/7. As a result, it’ll blow cold air when the air conditioner is operating and warmer air when it’s not. If changing the thermostat setting doesn’t make a difference, you likely have a more significant problem.

Low Refrigerant

AC refrigerant is a liquid that absorbs the heat in your home’s air. If you don’t have enough of it, your air conditioner won’t be able to absorb enough heat to cool your home.
A leak is the most common reason an AC system will have low refrigerant. A few signs of an AC refrigerant leak include:

  • Refrigerant line and outdoor unit have ice buildup
  • Hear bubbling or hissing noise coming the air conditioner
  • Air conditioner can only cool your home on cooler days

If you notice any of these signs of an AC refrigerant leak, turn the system off right away. Operating it can damage the compressor beyond repair.

Faulty Compressor

The compressor is the central part of your air conditioning system. It circulates refrigerant between the indoor and outdoor units. If the compressor becomes damaged, your air conditioner won’t be able to cool your home.

Compressors aren’t cheap to replace. That’s why it’s imperative that you contact an HVAC professional as soon as you suspect a problem. Contact Executive Cooling and Heating at (941) 655-9070 for all your AC repair needs.

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