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Why Your AC Output Is Low

Low air conditioner output in the middle of a hot summer is disappointing, to say the least. If your air conditioner output is low, it’s important that you have a professional examine it as soon as possible. There are a number of different reasons why your air conditioner output might not be as high as it should be, and none of them are things you can fix on your own. Still, it’s always good to know a little more about how your air conditioner works. Let’s take a look at why your air conditioner output may be low.

Low Refrigerant

Air conditioners cool homes by evaporating and condensing refrigerant to transport heat out of the house. They do not consume refrigerant; they only recycle it back and forth between the two units of the system. Refrigerant is vital to your air conditioner’s operation. If a leak develops in the refrigerant line, it will slowly drain the system. This causes the system output to drop.

Air Handler Issues

The air handler is the part of the system responsible for circulating air during operation. The motor of the air handler uses oiled bearings to lower the amount of friction on the system during operation. Over time, these bearings will wear down and friction on the motor will increase. If the bearings are not replaced, the air handler motor could overheat and burn out.

Thermostat Issues

It’s also possible that your air conditioner is just fine, and that you simply have a problem with your thermostat. The thermostat is the core of any climate control system, so if it malfunctions it will affect the climate control system. This is often due to an electrical short, or some other problem with relaying signals to the air conditioner.

Speedy Air Conditioning Service offers a full range of air conditioning repair services throughout Stuart, FL.

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