Why Is My AC Not Cooling Rooms Evenly?

Even if your air conditioner seems to be working perfectly, there are a few minor issues that can appear over time that can cause a certain amount of frustration for the homeowner. Rooms that are cooling evenly throughout your house can be a big one and can actually be an indication that something much bigger is wrong with your AC system. If you've noticed that certain rooms are hotter than others, it's a good idea to have it looked at by a company that specializes in air conditioning repairs. Below are a few possibilities of what may be happening.


Air conditioning systems last a really long time — anywhere between 12 to 17 years on average. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean that every AC unit will operate perfectly within that time period, as parts can begin to deteriorate much quicker than that. When that happens, your motor may not run as efficiently as it used to and may not be able to pump out enough cold air to cool down certain rooms of your house that are farther away from your unit. While a simple air conditioner repair may be all that's needed, you also need to be prepared for the fact that your HVAC company may actually recommend replacing the unit entirely.


Your condenser coils are responsible for taking the hot air that is outside your home and converting into the cold air that circulates throughout your home, but the refrigerant inside of the condenser coils is the juice that actually makes that conversion process possible. Over time, this refrigerant level will drop and will need to be refilled by a professional who is licensed in handling refrigerant. Releasing it intentionally is illegal, but coming into contact with refrigerant in any form can be potentially dangerous.


One of the things that you can check with your AC system to ensure that it operates as efficiently as possible is the airflow inside your house and next to the unit. Air filters need to be changed every 4 to 6 months, depending on your home, or else they can choke out your system and cause it to underperform, while debris that has collected near your exterior unit can block the airflow from that direction. Take care of these two issues, and erect a barrier around your AC unit if you feel like it's necessary. Failure to remove the obstructions will not only cause your rooms to cool down unevenly but can also make your system stop working entirely.

For more information about air conditioning repair, reach out to a company like Baton Rouge Air Conditioning & Heating.