One of the most common service calls that air conditioning professionals receive is the “no cooling” call: an AC in a home that isn’t providing any cold air from the vents. This situation is obviously a serious one, especially during a hot Southern California day. If it should happen to you, get on the phone to experts right away so that you can have the problem solved as soon as possible.
There are a number of reasons for an air conditioner to start blowing out only room temperature air. We’ve listed a few below, but please don’t use this as a DIY guide! Only a trained technician can locate the actual cause of the problem and repair it.
- The evaporator coil has frozen over: If the coil in the indoor cabinet of an air conditioner develops ice along it, it will start to lose cooling power because it can’t absorb sufficient heat. If ice completely covers the coil, the air conditioner will not be able to absorb any The coil freezing can happen for a number of reasons, and you must let a technician find out the cause, repair it, and then defrost the coil.
- The compressor motor has burned out: The compressor is the heart of an air conditioning system and is responsible for transmitting energy to the refrigerant. If the compressor’s motor burns out, the air conditioner will not provide any cooling power.
- The compressor is frozen or broken: The compressor can suffer from enough wear and tear that it may eventually freeze in place and stop the circulation of refrigerant. The compressor can also burn out, a serious situation that often requires replacing the whole air conditioning system. To avoid such major problems, make sure that you schedule annual maintenance to alleviate stress on the compressor.
Call JW Heating and Air when you need air conditioning repairs in Los Angeles, CA. We emphasize cleanliness and professionalism for every job we do!