We get this call all the time. A homeowner notices that the temperature in the house keeps going up even though they have the AC on. Or they realize that the air conditioner just runs and runs, but doesn’t cool the house at all.
Knowing that the system is blowing but not cooling actually tells us a lot.
First, it means the system has power and that the indoor unit, with the blower motor, is operating correctly. Second, it tells us that the issue is with the condenser, the outdoor unit.
The outdoor unit is what is technically referred to as the “air conditioner”, because it is what circulates the refrigerant through the system to cool the air. The indoor unit is the air handler, it moves the air across the cold evaporator coil and circulates it through the house. If it is blowing but not cooling, the inside unit, the air handler, works but the outside unit, the condenser, does not.
If your system is blowing but not cooling, walk outside and see if the condenser is running. Often times it is not. There are dozens of reasons that the condenser might not be working, and most of them are simple and quick fixes. Things like a bad contactor, a failed capacitor, a tripped disconnect, etc. It could be that ants got in and gummed up the contacts on the contactor. Or a lizard crawled across the capacitor and shorted it out. All of which we carry the parts on our truck to repair.
Short of a failed compressor we can usually fix the issue on the same visit, and get your system back up and running in no time.
So if your system is blowing but not cooling, give us a call and we will get the problem resolved quickly and get your home comfortable once again.
If you experience problems with your heating and cooling call Prestige Air. Our expert service professionals have the training and experience to keep your HVAC system in tip-top shape all year long. Call (817) 200-7215 to make sure your heating and cooling are ready for the season!