AC Not Cooling? 8 Common Reasons Why Your AC is Not Cooling Enough

Are you experiencing problems with your air conditioner in Dubai? Is your AC unit making unusual sounds, blowing hot, contaminated, or no air flowing? Then you are in the right place. There are several possible reasons behind an AC not cooling problem.

To help you out, we have listed out eight common reasons why your AC running but not cooling enough.

Before we continue, it is important to note that calling an air conditioning technician is the best option in all situations.

8 Reasons Why Your AC Not Cooling Properly

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1. AC Pipes, Ducts, and Trunks

There is no universally accepted range of thermostat settings for air conditioners. The wrong setting can leave you with irregular, insufficient, or inadequate airflow. Other issues may include lukewarm air and rattling noises in your indoor AC unit.

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2. Dirty or Clogged Air Conditioning Filters

This is a common reason for your AC not cooling enough even you are sure you have the right settings. AC air filters are responsible for filtering the air going in and out of your building and a dirty or clogged filter might result in various problems.

These include blocked airways, frozen evaporator coil or AC struggling to circulate air. Your AC may fail to regulate the air in your home to the desired temperature. A dirty AC filter may also limit your air conditioning unit’s lifetime.

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3. Dirty Outside AC Unit

Most air conditioning systems come in two units, the indoor and outdoor units. The Indoor unit absorbs heat from inside your building and transfers it to the outdoor unit. This process can’t happen if the outdoor unit (which cools and recirculates the air) can’t dissipate heat.

A dirty outdoor unit will leave your AC struggling to cool your home.

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4. Faulty Air Condenser Fan Motor

The condenser fan motor is responsible for transferring heat coming from the indoor unit to the outside. If your fan motor is bad it can result in your AC not cooling enough. 

5. Leaking/Low Refrigerant Level

The refrigerant absorbs heat from the air and creates the cool air that goes into your building. A low refrigerant level means that your AC won’t have enough to cool the air. This is often caused by a refrigerant leak, the signs of this may include:

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6. Faulty AC Compressor

The compressor is an important part of your AC unit which controls the flow of refrigerant in the system. Think of the compressor as the heart of your AC and if it has a problem then it may need replacing. 

7. Undersized AC Unit

A common mistake most people make when choosing an air conditioner is not taking their space into account. Because of this, they end up buying an undersized AC that doesn’t provide the right amount of cool air.

8. Degradation Over Time

How old is your AC? Like all mechanical equipment, your AC unit will degrade over time, especially with heavy usage. This will result in a decline in its cooling poser and an increase in its power consumption.

Thankfully, most air conditioners are designed to last for a long time and can be used for even longer with proper ac maintenance service. This is where we come in.

Call Mistral Cleaning Services

Need help with your AC? Mistral Cleaning Services is a full-service maintenance company based in Dubai. We can help you to ac duct cleaning, install, repair, and maintain your air conditioning system with minimal disruption.

Our mission is to maintain healthy and clean living spaces for our customers. We do this using the very best cleaning equipment and maintenance practices available today. Want to find out more? Get in touch with a qualified Mistral Cleaning Services technician today.