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3 Reasons Your Central AC Can’t Create Cool Air

woman-in-front-of-fanHaving a reliable central AC in Staten Island is essential. New York summers are known for being hot and humid. If your AC suddenly stops cooling your home, it’s miserable.

We get a lot of calls in the summer from overheating homeowners with AC problems ranging from fairly easy fixes to total system failure. There are several reasons your AC may stop creating enough cool air to keep you comfortable, and most of them have one thing in common: ignoring the problem can cause bigger, more expensive problems.

You can prevent higher energy bills and maintenance costs by calling a professional as soon as you notice a problem. We’ve found that most AC systems that aren’t creating enough cool air tend to have one of the following three problems.

1. There isn’t enough air getting into the system

The return air duct of your AC system needs to draw in plenty of warm air. It draws it in through an air filter that is meant to keep a variety of airborne contaminants out of your system If this filter becomes too dirty over the course of a month or so, however, it can actually hinder the airflow into the system. This means less air is being cooled so less cool air is pumped into your home. What’s more, this will reduce system efficiency, raising your energy costs.

2. There is a problem with your refrigerant

Refrigerant is the chemical flowing through the indoor and outdoor coils responsible for removing the heat and humidity from your home and releasing cooler air into your home. It’s an essential part of the cooling process. A refrigerant leak can cause several problems, like a damaged compressor, frozen evaporator coil, an overworked system, and of course a reduced amount of cool air.

3. Your AC is short cycling

When your AC is struggling to work efficiently, sometimes it turns on and off quickly, only cooling for a short time before repeating that short cooling cycle over and over. There can be several reasons your system is short-cycling, and all of them mean it’s not cooling efficiently, and it’s driving up your energy bill. It could have a mechanical problem that needs maintenance, the thermostat may be in the wrong location, or the system may not be the right size for the area it needs to cool.

Call Us to Keep Your Cool this Summer

The team at Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning has been a leading provider of HVAC service solutions in Staten Island since 1955. We provide all of the possible air conditioning services you need to keep your system running right.. We stand behind our work with a one-year warranty on all repairs and offer maintenance plans. Whatever the cause of your AC trouble, our team can help.

Contact the professionals at Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning can find the cause of your AC problem and fix it fast. We’ll keep your central AC in Staten Island working at its best so you can enjoy your summer in comfort. Serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955 

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