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Common Reasons Why Your AC Isn’t Cooling Properly in Clarksville, TN

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boy cools with fanIt’s obvious there’s a major issue when your central AC isn’t working at all. But when it’s still blowing air that isn’t quite cold enough, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what the problem is. Sometime it can be as minor as flipping a switch while other times major repairs are needed.

At Baggett Heating & Cooling, we aim to take the guesswork out of central AC maintenance in Clarksville, TN for our customers. Our experienced HVAC technicians go the extra mile to ensure your family will stay cool and comfortable throughout the cooling season. And with more than 30 years of experience in servicing the Clarksville, TN community, you can rest assured we can get to the bottom of any AC problem!

Could any of these common problems be the reason why your AC isn’t performing like it should?

  • The wrong thermostat setting Your home’s central air will only turn on if your thermostat is set to “cool”, so be sure it’s on the correct setting. This may sound like a no brainer, but someone could have accidently pressed a wrong button on your thermostat that threw the system off. If your thermostat’s fan setting is on, you’ll still feel air blowing out of your vents but it won’t be cool.
  • Dirty air filter When was the last time your air filter was changed? A dirty air filter not only reduces the indoor air quality of your home, but it also limits the amount of air that blows over your system’s evaporator coils. As a result, your system will struggle to cool the air.
  • Air condenser unit is blocked Because these are located outside, it’s easy for air condenser units to become obstructed by bushes, landscaping, or debris. When an air condenser is blocked, it can’t receive enough air and heat can’t be released from the condenser coils. This traps heat in your home and prevents it from cooling down.
  • Leaking refrigerant If there’s a refrigerant leak, your AC system’s indoor and outdoor coils won’t be able to move heat from inside your home to the condenser unit outside where it can be cooled. When this happens, you might hear your AC running but it won’t feel cool.
  • Dirty coils Your AC system’s indoor coils work by absorbing heat from the air inside your home while the outdoor coils work by releasing this heat outdoors. If either or both sets of coils are covered in a layer of dirt or dust, your system’s efficiency and performance will suffer.

The best way to guarantee your AC system is in good working order is with professional central AC service by Baggett Heating & Cooling. Call us to schedule service at the first sign your AC is having problems!