When you turn on your AC, you expect to feel cooler pretty quickly. But do you ever turn your AC on and still feel hot? Well, there are many potential causes. Something must be wrong when your AC isn’t cooling you down, as expected. What to check if you feel hot in an air-conditioned room.
What to Check if You Feel Hot in an Air-Conditioned Room
To determine whether the problem is with your AC or your body, try answering the following question:
- Is the AC newly installed?
- Is this room usually cold when the AC is on?
- Do other people in the room feel hot too?
- Try going to another room and turn on the AC to the same temperature. Do you feel colder?
- Try putting your hand under the AC. Do you feel any cold air blowing out of it?
If Your AC is the Problem
There are several potential reasons for why your AC is not blowing enough cold air, such as:
AC is Not Properly Installed
If your AC is newly installed and you can feel cold air blowing out of it, yet the room is still not cold enough, then it might be undersized. Ask your technician to recalculate your room’s requirements. If it is the correct size and the air is not cold enough, then there might be something that was not correctly adjusted. Ask your technician to do a total inspection to find out the cause and settle it.
Dirt can build up in your air filters. The more it accumulates, the more likely it is to clog. The clogging blocks the airflow, resulting in insufficient blowing of cold air. Try replacing your filter, and see if it solves your problem. Ideally, the air filter in your AC needs to be replaced every three months.
Low Refrigerant Level
Refrigerant is the liquid that makes your indoor air colder. Therefore, if your room is not cold enough, it could be because of low refrigerant. You need a licensed HVAC technician to inspect and solve this problem.
Your AC unit should be clean, properly installed, and have enough coolant to run well. However, if it is still not able to cool down your room well enough, then one of the parts inside might be damaged. It could be the thermostat, the condenser, the compressor, or anything. Have a licensed HVAC repairman do a full inspection.
If Your Body is the Problem
If you are the only person in the room who is feeling hot, and the AC is running well, then your body might be the main problem. Many medical conditions can cause a person’s body to overheat, either constantly or occasionally, such as:
- Overactive thyroid
- Stress or depression
Whatever the cause, it could lead to bigger problems if not treated immediately. Always take care of your health and maintain your AC regularly.
If the problem is with your AC and not your body, remember that ECM provides HVAC repair services within Palm Beach County, Broward County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County. If your HVAC system is acting up, our on-call emergency repair specialists are here and ready to assist you. So if you’re in need of HVAC repair, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a FREE diagnostic service call (with repair)! Our HVAC repair experts will diagnose your problem and inform you of the issue so that you can have the issue addressed and repaired on the spot! Call us at 561-295-1763 or contact our HVAC repair team online by clicking here.
For more info, see: What to Do When Your AC Unit Blows Warm Air