WHY IS THE TEMPERATURE NOT GOING DOWN WHEN MY AIR CONDITIONER IS RUNNING
If you suddenly notice you are hot, the first thing most people (including me) do is run check the thermostat. If the temperature is above what you have it set at, here are a few things to check first.
Do you hear the furnace fan running?
If not, turn the thermostat fan switch from “Auto” to “On”. If you don’t hear it and you normally do, check the breaker to your furnace. If you normally can’t hear it, go feel a supply vent (usually under a window) and see if you feel air. If you do, then move on to checking the filter.
If you don’t hear or feel the furnace blowing air, go to the breaker / fuse box in your home and check the furnace breaker. If it is tripped, reset it. If it does it again, call a professional.
Check your filter
Just like changing the oil in your car keeps it running its best, the number one thing in air conditioning is changing your filter. It is also one of the most neglected things in the industry. 80% of all breakdowns can trace their origin back to dirty parts, most of the time from a lack of maintenance.
If you see ice anywhere related to your air conditioner, check your filter first. If it’s dirty, change it and turn the system switch on the thermostat to “Off” and your fan switch to “On” for 4 or 5 hours to defrost your coil, a component you can’t see without pulling sheet metal off that is most likely frozen and needs to thaw before running the system again.
The furnace is running but not my outside unit.
If this is the case, check the breaker for the outside unit. It runs on 230 Volts so it will be a “Double Breaker”. If it is tripped, reset it and make sure the outside unit is running properly and the air is getting cold. If it is not operating normally, call a professional…
DO NOT TRY TO WORK ON YOUR OUTDOOR UNIT UNLESS YOU REALLY REALLY REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, IT CAN KILL YOU!!!