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What to Do If Your AC Is Not Blowing Cold Air

ac repairAir conditioners are essential to keep your home cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. But what happens when your AC unit suddenly stops working? There can be any number of reasons for the issue, and troubleshooting the problem on your own can feel daunting. 

Clay’s Climate Control has a team of experienced and professional HVAC technicians who can help. Whether you need simple maintenance or more technical air conditioning services, our team has the know-how to handle it. In the meantime, there’s no need to sit on your hands and worry. There are several steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue yourself.

Check the Thermostat

Checking the settings on the thermostat should always be your first step. Sometimes it’s as simple as the knob getting knocked to the fan setting, and you may simply need to set it back. Make sure the thermostat is set to “cool” and that the actual temperature is lower than the current temperature in the room. 

Check the Air Filter

The air filter plays a vital role in the efficiency of your AC unit. A dirty or clogged filter can result in restricted air flow and prevent your unit from working as efficiently as it would otherwise. If the air filter is dirty or clogged, replace it with a new one. General recommendations are to replace your air filter every three months, but it may need to be changed more frequently if you have pets or someone with allergies.

Inspect the Condenser Unit

The condenser unit is the outdoor component of your AC system. If the unit isn’t functioning correctly, you may not get any cold air inside. Check to make sure that the condenser unit is clean and free from debris. You can use a garden hose to clean it, but be sure to turn it off first! Otherwise, you could have a bigger AC repair issue on your hands. 

Check the Refrigerant Levels

Refrigerant is the substance that cools the air in your AC unit. Without enough refrigerant in the system, it can’t cool the air. Checking the levels may be a job best left to the professionals. If you suspect refrigerant levels are causing the issue, call Clay’s Climate Control and we’ll send a technician out to investigate. 

Check for Leaks

Leaks in the refrigerant lines can cause your AC unit to stop blowing cold air. Leaks can occur for many reasons, including basic wear and tear, improper installation, or accidental damage. 

Check the Ductwork

The ductwork in your home is responsible for distributing cooled air. If there are leaks or obstructions in it, the cold air may not be able to reach you. Inspect the ductwork for signs of damage or blockages. You’ll likely need to call a professional for AC repair or to replace damaged ductwork, but knowing about the issue helps us move faster. 

Schedule Regular Maintenance

The best way to keep your AC unit running smoothly is to have it serviced regularly. Preventative maintenance can catch potential issues before they become major problems, prolonging the life of your unit and saving you money on repairs. The general recommendation is a professional maintenance appointment for your AC unit at least once per year. 

If your AC unit stops working in the middle of the summer, the issue can be more than uncomfortable. Depending on the weather and where you live unregulated heat can become a life-threatening emergency. You can start by troubleshooting the issue on your own, even if you can’t solve it yourself. 

Clay’s Climate Control is the number one HVAC contractor in the South Jersey area. We’ve been serving residents in the surrounding areas for over 20 years. In that time, we’ve built a reputation for excellence with our professional services and knowledgeable staff. If you’d like to learn more about our air conditioning services, give us a call at 609-619-1106.


How to Improve Indoor Air Quality This Summer

indoor air qualityAs spring temperature rises, you’ll be on the lookout for ways to stay cool and comfortable at home. Keeping your HVAC system in good shape plays a major role in a comfortable home, as does indoor air quality. At Clay’s Climate Control, we can help you improve your indoor air quality this summer and guide you to the best options for your home, from filters to air scrubbers.

What It Is 

Indoor air pollution includes harmful particles and gases inside buildings, homes, and other enclosed spaces. The pollutants come from things like smoke, cleaning chemicals, mold, pet dander, dust mites, and certain building materials. 

Your air quality has a huge impact on your health. Poor indoor air quality is associated with respiratory problems, headaches, allergies, and asthma. In some cases, prolonged exposure to certain pollutants can even increase the risk of specific cancers. Fortunately, our technicians are well-trained and experienced in helping you clean up your air and keep your home healthy and comfortable.

Simple Solutions

One of the most effective ways to improve your indoor air quality is by regularly changing your air filters. Dirty air filters lead to poor air quality and cause your HVAC system to work harder, leading to higher energy bills. You should change your air filter at least once every three months, but more often if you have pets or people with allergies living there. 

Our technicians can help you choose the right filters and show you how to change them if you have questions. If you have electrostatic air filters, our technicians will show you how to clean them properly to keep them working. Dirty electrostatic air filters stop working once they can no longer attract particles, so it’s important to keep them clean.

Air Purifiers

In addition to changing your air filters, our technicians can install air purifiers and other devices to help remove pollutants from your home. Air purifiers can be especially helpful for those with allergies or respiratory issues. They remove allergens, dust, and other pollutants from the air. 

UV Air Purifier

We offer traditional and UV purifiers for your home or office. Traditional purifiers are excellent for removing small particles from the air such as dust, mold, and pet dander. UV air purifiers do the same thing, but in addition to removing particulates, they also use ultraviolet light to kill bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. They’re extremely effective in reducing the spread of airborne illnesses and improving indoor air quality. 

Air Filtration Systems

At Clay’s Climate Control, we keep the latest in-home air filtration systems stocked, including air scrubbers. These air purifiers attach directly to the ductwork of your HVAC system with a HEPA filter and capture small particles like dust, pollen, and dander. they’re higher-powered than traditional, stand-alone air filters, and are an excellent choice for homes with pets or people who suffer from allergies. 

At Clay’s Climate Control, we’re committed to helping our customers enjoy the best possible indoor air quality. Whether you need a new UV purifier or a complete HVAC system overhaul, our team of experienced technicians can help you find the right solution for your needs and budget. Contact us today at 609-916-1106 to learn more about our indoor air quality solutions and how we can help you create a healthier, more comfortable home.