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Q: Air conditioner needs colder air

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My air conditioner is not putting out cold enough air.

A: Hi there. The most common cause of your air...

Hi there. The most common cause of your air conditioning not blowing cold enough is low refrigerant. Air conditioning systems are not 100% sealed so they will loose refrigerant over time. You may just need to have some refrigerant added to get it back to the right level and get cold air again. If the system is empty, it more than likely has a large leak. If the system is full, then it may be a control system issue under the dash, but that is not nearly as likely. If you are not comfortable with working on the high pressure air conditioning system then you should get a diagnosis for your AC from a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic.

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