AC Won’t Cool? Here’s Why

August 17, 2020

During a long, hot summer, there’s nothing more refreshing than walking into your Richmond, TX, home and enjoying the blast of cool, comfortable air. If your air conditioner is malfunctioning, though, this much-anticipated moment could turn out to be quite disappointing. Here are a few causes of a malfunctioning air conditioner that we at Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating see fairly frequently.

Low Refrigerant

The refrigerant in your air conditioner from Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating works hard. Traveling between the compressor outside and the evaporator coil inside, the refrigerant changes back and forth between a gas and a liquid. This change in form accompanies a change in temperature that allows your air conditioner to transfer heat outside and remove humidity from the indoor air.

If the refrigerant pipe develops a small leak, though, the refrigerant will slowly escape, causing your air conditioner to slowly lose its ability to keep your home cool. Fortunately, after the leak is fixed by Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating and the refrigerant is replenished, your air conditioner will be able to cool your home at top-efficiency once again.

A Frozen Refrigerant Line

Another reason why your air conditioner may lose its cooling capacity is if the refrigerant line freezes. This condition is typically a symptom of another problem that Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating will need to fix professionally. In many cases, a frozen refrigerant line is caused by a dirty evaporator coil.

This component, the evaporator coil, sits inside, and can often collect dust that makes it difficult for the coil to wick moisture away. This prevents air from your home from flowing over the coil, which can cause the refrigerant to become supercooled until the line freezes, which then prevents proper cooling.

We Can Diagnose What’s Wrong With Your Air Conditioner

At Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating, we know air conditioners inside and out. Therefore, when you call us and let us know that your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home, we can get to work quickly to diagnose and fix the problem. If the problem is a little more complicated, we’ve got the equipment to help make the job easy.

When the weather turns cooler, we can also take care of any furnace repairs or maintenance needs that you may have. Plus, we can install new systems to keep your home comfortable for years to come.

Let Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating Help With Your Richmond AC Today

For over 15 years, we’ve proudly served the area with honesty and always offer friendly and skilled HVAC repair and maintenance. Since we’re family-owned and -operated, you can be sure that you’ll receive the personalized attention that you deserve. When you combine that with our numerous five-star customer reviews, it’s easy to see why we’re a great choice for all your home comfort needs. If your air conditioner is giving you trouble, feel free to reach out to the experts at Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating for assistance.

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