Is the air coming out of your vents practically luke warm when it should be a cool breeze? Maybe it is just slightly cool, but not the chilly blast you are used to. You may wonder if your air conditioner is just on its way out, but that might not actually be the case. If you notice that cold air is blowing out of your air conditioner, here are several reasons why.
While the filter actually filters the air coming into your air conditioner, if it gets too dirty, it limits air flow. This means there is less air to be cooled and less cold air that is pumped into your home.
As a closed loop system, your air conditioner doesn’t “run out” of refrigerant. The only way refrigerant runs low is if there is a leak. As it is integral to the process of cooling your air, if your refrigerant is low, the air may not get as cool. You may also notice ice appearing in and around your air conditioner as well.
Faulty Condenser Fan or Compressor
If you have checked some of the more innocent causes, then it certainly can mean something is wrong with your air conditioner that is preventing it from properly working. You will want to contact a professional technician to inspect your unit to make sure everything is working properly.
If the air conditioner itself checks out, then the problem could lie with the middleman. The ducts ferry the air in, but if there are breaches, then it lets in warm air that is pushed up through the system. It ambiently warms your cooled air as well as creating myriad other problems.