When it’s a searing summer day in Longview, nothing could be worse than registering your home comfort system isn’t operating the way it is supposed to. The last thing you want to do is request AC help. But your air conditioner is a fairly complex system, so it can be hard to figure out what’s causing the trouble without training.

That’s why Goode Bros AC & Heating made this handbook to help you understand what may be going on with your cooling system. Below, you’ll find a couple prevailing explanations for why your space is feeling too warm. And while a few of these are straightforward] DIY tasks, you could need to call in an expert for cooling system repair.

And if you need us, Goode Bros AC & Heating is here for you. Here are five reasons why your air conditioner may not be cooling your home in Longview.

1. Your Device Settings Could Be Wrong

Every person adjusts their thermostat a touch differently to match their distinct needs. Yet, many families make the error of setting their device to “On” rather than “Auto.” With this setting, the fan in your air conditioner will continue to produce an air current even when you’ve achieved your desired temperature.

This can look like your ducts are pushing out warmish air, when actually it’s simply utilizing the fan on a more regular basis than required. Change this setting and work out if things cool off.

2. Your Cooling System Needs Some Cleaning

There are two main spaces to check for dirt or dust accrual when your home comfort system doesn’t seem to be performing as it should.

Before anything else, check out your HVAC filter. If you don’t change your filter often enough, built-up dust can make it hard for air to flow through and cool down your home. If your filter is noticeably dirty or dusty, it’s probably time for a change. (And as a rule, you should change it about once every three months at least.)

If your filter is looking good, move to your outdoor unit. Find out if there’s enough space around the unit and clean up plants or dirt close by. This section of your system lets off the heat from within your space. If the coils outside are clogged, you won’t be feeling comfortable indoors.

We recommend scheduling professional air conditioner maintenance each year to keep your equipment working smoothly and to keep your warranty valid.

3. Your AC is Losing Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the substance that conditions the air in your home. It moves between your internal and outdoor system pieces to grab and discharge heat, to help your house remain cool. If there is a crack along the way, you won’t be cool again until you schedule professional air conditioning repair.

Indications of a refrigerant leak include a decline in conditioned air, pricier monthly expenses, frozen evaporator coils and strange hissing noises coming from your system.

If you think refrigerant could be leaking, call Goode Bros AC & Heating for air conditioner repair as soon as possible. Refrigerant can also be damaging to your family’s health.

4. One or More Elements Have to Be Replaced

Your system contains a couple essential pieces. These include the blower, evaporator coils, compressor, fan, condenser coils and expansion valve. If any one of these is not working as it should, your home comfort is hurt.

Our Goode Bros AC & Heating technicians are trained and experienced in HVAC. They can help you locate and repair any issue.

5. Your Air Conditioner Needs to Be Upgraded

If your system is over 10 years old, it could likely be time to research new air conditioner installation. As your system ages, it just won’t run as well as it has in the past. And it could be making your space uncomfortable.

If your air conditioner is more current but still isn’t keeping you cool, it might be the wrong size for your home. AC units are not all the same size. An air conditioner that’s not big enough just can’t cool a space the way a correctly sized system can.

Find a More Comfortable Space with Goode Bros AC & Heating

You won’t have to lose any time this summer in a hot space. When your air conditioner isn’t working the way it should, turn to Goode Bros AC & Heating. We’re professionals in AC repair. Contact us at 903-284-2612 right away.