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Why Is My AC Output Dropping?

During the summer, you may notice the output from your air conditioner dropping. There are a number of different possible factors why your air conditioner isn’t working that well, all of which are going to require professional attention. Let’s take a look at some of those possibilities now.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant is the heat transfer fluid that makes it possible for the air conditioner to transfer heat out of the house. The refrigerant is not consumed during this process, but is recycled back and forth between the two units that make up the system. If a leak develops in the refrigerant line, it will drain the refrigerant out of the air conditioner. This will cause the output of the system to drop as it loses its ability to absorb and release heat. Eventually, the entire system will break down.

Air Handler Issues

The air handler is the part of the air conditioner that circulates air throughout the house during operation. If the air handler isn’t operating, the air conditioner can’t actually move any air and won’t be able to cool the home. It’s possible for the air handler to malfunction or burn out, due to a short circuit or worn out bearings. If your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be circulating any air at all, it’s probably an air handler problem.

Ice

Ice is formed on the evaporator coil of the air conditioner for a number of reasons, usually a clogged air filter or broken air handler. When the coil ices over, it will be unable to siphon heat from your home’s air. This will cause the output of the system to drop. If you see ice on your air conditioner, call for repairs immediately.

Speedy Air Conditioning Service offers a full range of air conditioner repair services throughout Jensen Beach, FL.

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