Is it too hot in your home right now? If your home is hot yet you have the air conditioner on, there could be a problem that needs to be addressed. While a hot home is a pretty obvious sign that something is wrong with your air conditioner, there are some problems that aren’t so obvious.

Air conditioners are complicated systems and need the perfect blend of pressure, temperature and airflow to work properly. Air conditioning systems are complex and there are a lot of parts that can fail and things that can go wrong. But this doesn’t necessarily mean the problem with your air conditioner will be expensive to repair. That is just not always the case.

Total Care Heating & Air, your air conditioning repair service in Corona, offers you possible reasons why your unit isn’t working.

Low Refrigerant

One of the main causes of air conditioner failure is low refrigerant levels. A refrigerant is necessary to produce cold air. If your unit is low on refrigerant, it is something you need to let a professional deal with. Low refrigerant means you have a leak in your system that needs to be addressed. In addition, refrigerant is dangerous and needs to be handled and discarded by a professional who has had training in such matters.

Frozen Air Handler

Look behind the air filter inside the evaporator coils. If they are frozen, then you have a problem. Give your HVAC company a call and they will take a look at them and get them cleaned out. You can try to clean them, but HVAC companies have special chemicals they use to get them clean.

Thermostat Problems

Sometimes it’s not your air conditioning unit at all that is the cause of your problems. Sometimes it could be the thermostat. You could have a malfunction in the circuitry or the batteries could simply be dead. Either way, it is an issue that needs to be addressed and resolved before your home will get cooler again.

Electrical Issues

The problems you are having with your air conditioner could be electrical, like a tripped circuit for example. This is something you can check on your own. However, if it is not a tripped circuit breaker, then call your HVAC company.

Improper Airflow

If you don’t have enough air coming in through the vents, your house will never feel cooler. Before giving your HVAC company a call, check the vents to ensure they are open, change out your filter and see if that resolves the issue.

Condenser Unit

One of the most overlooked aspects of air conditioning maintenance is the condenser outside. It must have good airflow at all times, your grass and shrubbery should be trimmed regularly. Even if your condenser is not on grass and far away from other obstacles, it is still outside a subject to dirt and debris. Your condenser should be cleaned on a regular basis.

If your home is too hot and you aren’t quite sure why, give Total Care Heating & Air a call and we will get you comfortable once again.