It can get pretty hot outside in August and the last thing you want is an air conditioner that doesn’t work. As the temperature outside rises, you start to develop beads of sweat on your forehead and become increasingly uncomfortable to the point you rush not the bathroom and take a cool shower.

This is what happens when your air conditioner goes out, and it’s not very fun at all. There are many reasons why your AC is failing to cool down your home, some of them don’t require a call to Total Care Heating and Air, your AC repair service in Riverside. Let’s take a look at what could be causing your air conditioning problem.

Clogged Air Filter

We have written countless articles about the importance of swapping out the air filter on a regular basis, but some people still just don’t get it. This is a very common reason why air conditioners don’t work and the solution is so simple and inexpensive. If your AC is not cooling your home, the first thing you need to do is check your filter and replace it if necessary.

Thermostat Issues

A lot of air conditioning problems have to do with a lack of maintenance or a fault in the system, but in some cases, it could be an error with the thermostat. The thermostat could be reading the air in your home as colder than what it really is or as warmer than it really is; both of which will cause problems.

It could be a problem that requires a certified technician to fix, you might even need a new thermostat. Of course, it could also be fixed by replacing dead batteries.

Bad Compressor

The compressor is the main cooling unit of your AC system and if it is not properly working, your house will remain hot.

Coolant Issues

The coolant in your air conditioner moves heat energy out of your home and blows it outside, which, in turn, cools your home’s interior. The coolant is toxic and sealed in a closed-loop system, so it should last the life of your unit. Unfortunately, coolants can leak and they need to be dealt with right away.

Tripped Breaker

Check your breaker box to see if any breakers are tripped. It is not uncommon for a breaker to get overloaded and trip. If the problem continues, you will need to have a professional diagnose the problem.

Blown Fuse

There is a fuse between your thermostat and your AC unit that can blow. It should be dealt with by a professional unless you know what you are doing.

Dirty Coils

If the air blowing through your home isn’t cold, it could be because you have dirty coils. If you don’t have your system serviced on a regular basis, your coils will get dirty and cause problems.

You deserve an efficient, top-of-the-line air conditioning unit to keep you and your family cool all summer long! Avoid overheating by installing a new central heating and air conditioning system, call Total Care Heating and Air today.