Tech Tip: What to do if Your Air Conditioning Isn’t Working Well

Danny brings your HVAC tech tip of the week: what to do if your home air conditioning isn’t working well

Minnesota summer brings inconsistent temperatures ranging from cool and breezy to hot and humid. Danny has three tips for when you’re confronted with warm temperatures and an air conditioner that isn’t cooling your home properly.

  1. Set your AC to the cooling mode. Select the cooling mode and not the fan mode of operation. Most air conditioners will have a cooling mode and a fan mode that  circulates air in the home. Actual cooling only takes place in cooling mode. Confirm your thermostat is set below the room temperature. The thermostat may be set for a higher temperature than the temperature in your home, which will prevents the cooling process from beginning. The temperature in the display is the current room temperature. Press the temperature up or down buttons to change the unit temperature setting.
  2. Clear your outdoor unit of debris. Debris around your condenser may block the airflow and reduce the unit’s cooling ability. If there are problems with air flow then the compressor and condenser will be unable to remove the heat from your home.
  3. Clean the air filter. An air filter is used to remove dust and pollen from the circulated air. If this filter becomes blocked, the thermostat may not sense the air temperature properly resulting in the inconsistent cooling you are experiencing.

Keep your home comfy by following these cooling tips. If you are still experiencing cooling problems, contact your local Minnesota Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer.

If you’re interested in learning more about any of these products or technologies, contact your local Minnesota Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. You can find the one closest to you at

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