When it’s a hot summer morning in Huntingburg, nothing could be worse than recognizing your home comfort system isn’t working the way it is supposed to. The last thing you need to do is schedule cooling system repair. But your HVAC is a quite complex system, so it can be almost impossible to determine what’s creating the issue without training.

That’s why Dearing's Service & Solutions wrote this handbook to help you find out what may be taking place with your home comfort system. Here, you’ll see a couple common reasons your house is feeling uncomfortable. And while some of these are simple] DIY projects, you could need to turn to an expert for AC repair.

And if you need us, Dearing's Service & Solutions is prepared to take care of your home. Here are five reasons why your air conditioner may not be cooling your house in Huntingburg.

1. Your Device Settings May Be Off

Every person adjusts their thermostat a touch differently to work with their personal needs. Even so, many people make the mistake of setting their device to “On” rather than “Auto.” With this setting, the fan in your system will continue to produce an air current even after you’ve reached your preferred temperature.

This can feel like your AC is distributing warmish air, when actually it’s simply employing the fan more often than needed. Trying changing this setting and see if things cool off.

2. Your Cooling System Needs Some Cleaning

There are two main spaces to look for dirt or dust accrual when your air conditioner doesn’t appear to be performing well.

Before anything else, examine your system’s filter. If you don’t swap out your filter on a regular basis, accumulated dirt can make it hard for air to move through and lower the temperature your house. If your filter is obviously dirty or dusty, it’s likely time to replace it. (And as a rule, you should change it about once every three months at least.)

If your filter seems fine, move to your outdoor unit. Make sure there’s enough room around the unit and clear away plants or debris stuck there. This piece of your cooling system lets off the heat from your home. If the coils outside are congested, you won’t be comfortable indoors.

We suggest scheduling professional air conditioner maintenance every year to keep your system working smoothly and to keep your warranty valid.

3. Your AC is Losing Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the material that cools the air in your home. It runs between your internal and outside units to soak up and release heat, to help your home stay comfortable. If there is an opening along that system, you won’t be comfortable again until you schedule professional air conditioning repair.

Signs of a refrigerant leak include a decline in chilled air, more expensive electric expenses, frozen evaporator coils and strange hissing noises originating from your air conditioner.

If you think refrigerant could be leaking, call Dearing's Service & Solutions for HVAC repair as soon as possible. Refrigerant can also be harmful to your family’s health.

4. One or More Elements Have to Be Replaced

Your system is made up of a couple essential elements. These include the blower, evaporator coils, compressor, fan, condenser coils and expansion valve. If one part is failing, your home comfort is hurt.

Our Dearing's Service & Solutions pros are certified and experienced in HVAC. They can help you find and fix any trouble.

5. Your AC Should Be Updated

If your equipment is more than 10 years old, it is probably time to look into new air conditioner installation. As your system gets older, it unfortunately won’t work as well as it did in the beginning. And it might be making your house uncomfortable.

If your HVAC unit is newer but still isn’t properly cooling your home, it could be too small for your house. HVAC systems are not one-size-fits-all. A cooling system that’s not powerful enough simply can’t chill a home the way a correctly sized system can.

Create a More Comfortable Home with Dearing's Service & Solutions

You shouldn’t waste any time this summer in an uncomfortable home. When your air conditioner isn’t operating correct, rely on Dearing's Service & Solutions. We’re experts in air conditioner repair. Contact us at 812-200-5844 today.