air conditioner is not cooling

According to the US Energy Information Administration, air conditioners are now standard equipment in most new homes. In fact, the percentage of homes with A/C rose from 68% in 1993 to 87% in 2009. Certainly, we all love to avoid those high temperatures of summer for the cold air comfort of our air-conditioned homes. However, like all other mechanical appliances, sometimes our A/C fails. You may find your air conditioner is not cooling as well as it should.

When this happens, don’t wait until it completely quits! Call Aspire Heating & Cooling at 336-281-0047 for an inspection of your air conditioner. One of our technicians will look over your unit to determine the problem. Whether you need a simple tune-up, a repair or new A/C unit, Aspire Cooling & Heating will handle it.

Basics of an A/C Unit

Of course, there can be several reasons why your air conditioner is not cooling your home. First, the thermostat could be malfunctioning. Sometimes it’s as simple as changing the batteries, other times you may need a new one. Some signs that your thermostat may be bad include continuous running of the A/C or the unit won’t turn on.

Other times, it may be the compressor that has quit. The compressor is one of the main components of the A/C. In simple terms, there is freon within the evaporator and condenser coils within the system. Freon moves through the coils by the compressor. As the freon passes through the coils, it exchanges heat for cold air. Therefore, there will be no cold air if the compressor isn’t working because the freon won’t be circulating. Sometimes too, a crack may develop in the coils causing freon to leak out.

Moreover, the motors are another main part of the A/C unit that can fail. Generally, there is a motor that drives the fan to circulate the cold air throughout your home. Additionally, there is a condenser motor that removes heat from the evaporator coils. Your air conditioner will not work properly if either of these motors quits.

Compressor and motor failure as well as thermostat malfunction are just some of the problems your A/C may experience. Rather than trying to diagnose the problem yourself, call the experienced, certified technicians at Aspire Heating and Cooling. We’ll be happy to diagnose your problem and give you an estimate on your repair. With a full inventory of replacement parts and extensive hands-on experience, we resolve issues without multiple service calls.

How Much Does a New Air Conditioner Cost?

With the temperatures soaring, you know you’ve got to get your A/C fixed. But what if you end up needing a whole new unit? How much will this cost and how will you finance it? If your air conditioner is several years old, it may be wise to replace it. Chiefly, newer units are more energy-efficient and will save you money on utility bills.

Generally, the price of a new A/C is based on several factors. First, consider the size of your house. Typically, a larger house will require a larger unit, which increases the price. Secondly, the more efficient the air conditioner you choose, the more expensive it will be. All air conditioners have a rating system to help guide you when making a purchase.

Also, you may want to consider the possibility of going to a ductless system. One of these systems will save you considerably on energy costs as you control the temperature in each room. Additionally, ductless systems have multi-stage air filtration built in reducing concerns about allergens, viruses, and bacteria. Best of all, Aspire Heating & Cooling can install a ductless system almost anywhere.

All these choices can be downright confusing. That’s where Aspire Heating and Cooling can help you make the right choice for your home. Request a free consultation and let us help you make an informed purchase.

Who to Call When Your Air Conditioner Is Not Cooling Your Home?

So, don’t wait until your air conditioner is not cooling your home. Call Aspire Heating and Cooling and let one of our technicians give your unit a tune-up. While there, our technician can make recommendations specifically for your home, such as an indoor air quality unit. Currently a consumer concern, we have many options to improve the indoor air quality of your home.

Also, keep in mind that it’s always better to catch minor problems before they become major, expensive issues! The best way to prevent future issues is by having a regularly scheduled tune-up each season. We offer two plans that save money and keep your system running smoothly all year-round.

If you are in the Winston-Salem, Bermuda Run, Clemmons or Advance area, we are your local HVAC specialist.

No need to sweat the financial aspect of it. Aspire Heating and Cooling has financing options available. We provide installment loan solutions for qualified borrowers and offer favorable consumer interest rates and extended repayment terms. With plenty of financing options like 0% rates or low monthly payments, we want you to stay cool. Call Aspire Heating & Cooling today at 336-281-0047.

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