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Why Your AC Isn’t Cooling Properly

The middle of a record breaking summer is a pretty bad time to have your air conditioner develop problems. Still, the hotter it is and the more you use your air conditioner, the more likely it will be to develop issues. If your air conditioner isn’t putting out as much cool air as it should be, it may be because the system needs repairs. Read on to find out why your air conditioner isn’t cooling as it should be.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant is the core of most air conditioning systems. The air conditioner evaporates refrigerant to absorb thermal energy from the air, and then condenses it outside to release the collected heat. The refrigerant is never consumed, but is recycled back and forth during operation. If a leak develops in the air conditioner’s refrigerant line, it will drain the system of the fluid that it needs to operate properly. This will cause the output of the air conditioner to drop steadily, and eventually will cause the entire system to break down. If you notice fluid dripping from your air conditioner you should call for repairs immediately.

Air Handler Issues

The air handler is the part of your air conditioner that is responsible for circulating air throughout the home during operation. If the air handler is having problems, it will not be able to push as much air through the house, and your air conditioner won’t be able to cool as well. If you hear a loud grinding sound coming from your air conditioner, it means that your air handler is probably in trouble. Call for repairs before the part has a chance to burn out entirely.

PRK Services, Inc. offers a full range of air conditioner repair services throughout Argyle, TX. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC experts.

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