During the summer months in Gastonia, you rely heavily on your air conditioner to keep you cool and comfortable. When the temperatures rise, there’s nothing quite as inviting as the cool air flowing through your home. However, there’s nothing quite as terrifying as when your air conditioner is running but is no longer cooling.

If this happens to you, the experts at Roland Black Heating and Cooling can help you troubleshoot why your air conditioning unit is no longer providing the cool and comforting air throughout your home. There are five common reasons why this may be happening.

The Thermostat is Set Incorrectly

First thing’s first, check on the thermostat. Make sure that your thermostat is still set to cool and hasn’t been switched to fan or heat. This is often the simplest solution and can eliminate any further investigation if this does in fact prove to be the problem. Be sure to check that the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped either, as this can be an easy fix as long as it’s not a recurring issue.

The Air Filter Is Dirty 

The next thing you should check is your air filter. If you have to think about when the last time you changed the air filter was, then it’s likely been too long. Dirty air filters can prevent air flow and also decrease the air quality in your home. If you’re wondering what type of air filter is right for your home and how to replace it, give our team of expert technicians a call and we’ll be glad to discuss suitable options with you! 

The Refrigerant is Running Low

If the thermostat is set correctly and the air filter is clean, it’s time to check on the refrigerant levels. Refrigerant changes from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it moves throughout the system. If the refrigerant is low, it will not provide cool air throughout your home. You’ll need to call on the experts at Roland Black Heating and Cooling to resolve any refrigerant issues. 

The Condenser Unit Is Blocked

Your air conditioning unit has an outdoor condenser unit that features a large coil which wraps around the outside of the unit and has thin metal fins. If these fins are blocked by outdoor debris, cobwebs, or other particles it could be blocking the cool air from flowing freely. Our team of expert technicians can clean out and around your unit to ensure this does not happen again. 

The Condenser Fan Is Broken

While we’re checking the condenser unit, our team will also check to see if the condenser fan is working properly. If the fan has quit working, then the unit will not be able to break up the heat and will therefore circulate hot air into your home. 

This summer make sure you stay cool and comfortable with the help of Roland Black Heating and Cooling. We can help determine the problem with your air conditioning unit and restore the cooling air to your home. Call our team today for a maintenance visit or to repair your heating and cooling system before temperatures heat up again.

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