Troubleshooting Common Air Conditioning Issues
If you’ve ever been in the desert during a heat wave it is easy to see how excessive heat poses a risk to vulnerable individuals. At No Sweat Air Conditioning we service residential homes and their AC units during peak heat seasons. This season usually stretches throughout the months of June, July, August, and September. Our goal is to provide immediate service for each and every call we receive as we understand that the heat can cause you to be more than uncomfortable, it has the potential to compromise your health and wellbeing.
During the peak summer season our call center is inundated with routine complaints and concerns. To help you identify if a call is necessary we provide essential tips on the most basic questions. If you are experiencing an issue, be sure to check with us to help you identify whether a technician or service call is necessary. Chances are, there’s a simple explanation, and you can help to identify and resolve the issue on your own. Of course, if you need help, or feel more comfortable having a professional take a look, our team is available to come to your home in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or North Las Vegas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
5 Reasons Your AC Isn’t Blowing Cold Air
There could be several reasons why your AC is not blowing air. Here are the top 5 most common reasons why an AC system isn’t blowing cold air.
- Lack of Power Supply
- Faulty or Broken Thermostat
- Dirty or Clogged Air Filters
- Blower Motor Issue
- Low Refrigerant Level
Here are some simple steps you can take to check each of the top 5 most common issues that prevent your air conditioner from blowing cold air. Taking a few minutes to check these items or have a professional check them for you can save you money on unnecessary service calls.
Check the Power Supply
The top reason why air conditioning units don’t work is a lack of power. If your air conditioning unit has no power it cannot operate. Luckily for you, this is the easiest item to check. Take a moment and look at your power supply. Perhaps it has been severed. Over time maybe it has corroded or become frayed. If the power supply looks fine and there are no obvious rips or tears you should check to see that the unit is receiving power by ensuring the circuit breaker is on and hasn’t tripped.
Faulty or Broken Thermostat
While seemingly unimportant, your thermostat is essential to temperature control in your home. A faulty or broken thermostat may be reading the temperature wrong and therefore won’t trigger your air conditioner to turn on or off properly. Older thermostats tend to be less accurate and over time their ability to read the climate diminishes. Check if your thermostat is functioning properly and have our team replace it if necessary. You may also qualify for a thermostat upgrade through programs offered by NV Energy.
Dirty or Clogged Air Filters
Easy to change out yourself are the air filters on your air conditioning unit. They should be regularly checked and changed out. This will not only keep your air ducts clean and your indoor air quality in good status, but clean air filters are essential to good air flow. As they get dirty and clogged they block the airflow and reduce the cooling effect of the AC. Checking your air filters is simple, and a technician isn’t necessary to assist with this service.
Blower Motor Issue
Responsible for blowing cool air through your ducts and into your home, a malfunctioning blower motor can prevent the cool air your AC makes from pushing through your ventilation system. While challenging to determine yourself, having a licensed technician diagnose your AC system issues can positively identify whether or not the blower motor needs to be replaced.
Low Refrigerant Level
Refrigerant is the essential ingredient in converting warm air to cold within your residential AC system. If your refrigerant level is depleted or low your AC system will not be able to cool the air being blown through your system. While low refrigerant levels are common, they’re most common a result of a refrigerant leak. Identifying and repairing a refrigerant leak in your AC system is a service that should be performed by a trained HVAC technician. They’ll be able to identify whether low refrigerant levels are responsible for your AC system not blowing cold air, and properly recharge or repair your AC refrigerant.
Why Choose No Sweat AC
Honesty and professionalism are the biggest reasons our customers note for choosing No Sweat AC as your HVAC technicians in Las Vegas. Where other companies sell you on new systems we can often offer replacement of parts or repairs for a lesser cost. Since our technicians are not incentivized by commissions you can trust their recommendations. If it can be repaired, our experienced mechanics can fix it. We also offer fast response, even during peak seasons, and extended office hours. Want even more bang for your buck, join our Cool Club and get the routine maintenance and service you need to keep your AC system running efficiently and discounts on repairs.