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Why Your Air Conditioner Output is Low

An air conditioner that doesn’t put out enough cool air is kind of a big problem during record-breaking summers like this one. If your air conditioner is not keeping your home as cool as it should be, it could be an indication of a problem in the system. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why your air conditioner output might be low, and when you need to call for repairs.

Air Handler Issues

Your air handler is the part of the air conditioner responsible for circulating air throughout the house during operation. It’s essentially a large motor with a fan attached to it. The system is placed under a large amount of stress while it’s running, so to compensate it’s equipped with oiled bearings. These bearings wear down over time, causing the friction on the part to increase. If the bearings aren’t replaced, the entire part could die. Before that happens, though, the added friction will prevent the air handler from working as well, which will cause the output to drop.

Refrigerant Leaks

If a leak develops in the refrigerant line, it will slowly drain the air conditioner of the fluid that it needs to operate. This will reduce the system’s ability to absorb heat from the home, which will lead to a steady decline in output. This is perhaps one of the worst problems that can afflict your air conditioner, because it will eventually cause the whole system to break down if it isn’t repaired in time. Call for repairs immediately if you ever notice fluid dripping from your air conditioner.

Douglas Cooling & Heating offers comprehensive air conditioner repair services throughout Birmingham, AL. If you need air conditioning services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.

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