It’s been hot in Boise and throughout the Treasure Valley and everyone is turning to air conditioning for relief. For some, the AC might not be working properly, making it hard to stay cool. If the air conditioner isn’t moving much air, there are a few issues that could causing the problem:
- Dirty Air Filter
With the temperature staying steadily in the upper 90’s and low 100’s, the air conditioner is having to work even harder than usual. This can mean an excess of debris being caught in the air filter. Check the filter more often in extreme temperatures and change it out as needed.
- Dirty Evaporator Coil
If dirt and debris has found its way inside the air conditioning system, it can prevent the coil from removing the warm air from the house. No matter how much the air conditioner runs, the house won’t get cool. During annual AC maintenance checks Diamond Heating and Cooling checks for this issue to prevent blocked air flow later.
- Frozen Evaporator Coil
If the coil gets too cold, the condensation will freeze it, rendering it useless. Low airflow from a dirty filter or a refrigerant leak can cause the coil to freeze.
- Air Ducts
Air ducts carry the air throughout the house. If there’s an issue with them such as a leak, loose or disconnected ductwork, or kinks if it is flex ductwork, the air might not be flowing through them properly.
- Blower Issues
The blower forcefully moves the air into the ducts to be dispersed. If it isn’t working properly, it won’t be able to move the air into the home. The blower can be dirty, have a loose or worn fan belt, or be faulty.
If the air conditioner isn’t blowing cold air or any air, call Diamond Heating and Cooling right away. The team will get the system back up and running as soon as possible to make sure everyone stays cool this summer.