Why Is My Air Conditioning Not Blowing Cold Air?

Posted: May 6, 2024

What to Do If an A/C System Only Blows Hot Air

Not getting any cool air is one of the most common problems we find with an older central air conditioning system. This usually means that your system is either low on refrigerant or completely out.

As a solution, our technician can “recharge” the system with the proper amount of refrigerant so cool air can flow again. But your worries may not be over. If you have an old system that uses obsolete R22 refrigerant, adding more of it can be a costly expense. This is because R22 is no longer being produced and as with any product that is scarce, its cost has become extremely high.

The good news is that all cooling systems made today use more environmentally friendly refrigerant instead of R22. That’s one reason you should consider upgrading to a modern cooling system.

Why Does Refrigerant from an A/C System Leak?

Refrigerant is an essential part of your HVAC system’s operations. Without it, your system can’t cool down your home.

But over time, the outdoor part of your system suffers wear and tear from the elements, which eventually results in a leak. Often, refrigerant leaks are not easy to detect (as you would be able to do with a water leak). When we do our annual tune-up and inspection, our cooling technician will always check the level of refrigerant to be sure your system will perform properly throughout the summer.

If you find that your system is not cooling your home the way it once was, please contact us for service. Besides a problem with the refrigerant, other possible causes can include an obstructed airflow blockage (in the ductwork or filters), a dirty evaporator coil or a problem with system controls–the thermostat and blower fans may need to be set correctly to operate properly again.

But if you’re finding that your system needs to be recharged with refrigerant too often, it’s time to consider a new central air conditioning system that uses a more economical and environmentally friendly refrigerant—not wildly expensive R-22.

Central Air Conditioning Service in Chester County, PA

If you think you’re spending too much money to keep your home cool during summer, or you never feel comfortable enough, speak with us about replacing your central air conditioning system. The performance and reliability of central air conditioning equipment typically deteriorate after 15 years (sooner if maintenance has been neglected).

Over time, federal energy requirements have led to major improvements in residential A/C equipment. The result: dramatically higher efficiency ratings and much lower energy costs.

Our air conditioning experts can perform a complete comfort analysis of your home, speak with you about your needs — and your budget — and help you choose the right size and type of system. As an example, customers who can’t have traditional central air conditioning systems have asked us to install high-efficiency ductless mini-split systems, an innovative way to keep your home affordably cool.
Whatever system you think is best for your needs, we’ll install it properly to ensure that your Delaware Valley home stays more comfortable while keeping your cooling costs under control.

But we won’t stop there. We’ll also help you qualify for various manufacturer and utility rebates, our own in-house rebates and federal tax credits. Put together, these incentives could help you save thousands of dollars on your new cooling system!

Wilson Oil and Propane is the company that people in the Delaware Valley region of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey can depend on when they need heating and cooling service. Our service area includes the towns of Media, Wallingford, Swarthmore, Springfield, Broomall, and Newtown Square. We have a staff of professional technicians who can manage all types of HVAC service, from annual maintenance to emergency system repairs to top-notch heating and central air conditioning equipment replacement.

Please contact us today, and we’ll get you started by visiting your home and discussing your options with absolutely no obligation on your part.