Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?
The sun is shining in Michigan and it might be time to spend the day by the pool, it also means that it is time to turn on your AC. What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? At Answer Heating & Cooling, we want to help keep you cool! Here are a few reasons that your AC might be blowing hot hair.
Often it is set incorrectly. It is a common mistake that the thermostat is set to ‘heat’ when you mean it to cool. Sometimes the simplest explanations are the hardest to see or to remember. Also check the ‘auto’ setting or if the fan is set to ‘on’. This means the fan will run even if the AC is not set to cool.
Airflow Restriction/Clogged Air Filter
When was the last time you changed your air filter? The air filter protects your unit by filtering out dirt and debris from the air. If the filter is doing its job the way it is supposed to, it will collect dirt and debris and need to be replaced regularly. Neglecting to change these according to your manufacturers recommendation can result in hot air
Inside and Outside Units Turned On and In Good Repair
Your AC unit needs both and inside and an outside unit to operate. The inside unit has a fan that blows air through the house and needs the outside unit to provide cool air for it to push around. Check if both your inside and outside units are turned on and functioning properly. Check the outside unit for ice which can cause a malfunction in the compression coil, hence the warm air. Also check for dirty coils, this can be another culprit for hot air.
Other more troublesome problems include refrigerant leaks, bad compressors and/or electrical problems and failures. These problems require a professional to diagnose and fix. Refrigerant leaks can be dangerous, and compressors are complicated and can often be misdiagnosed if inspected by someone unqualified to do so.
Call Answer Heating & Cooling today for air conditioning service or repair. If you are in Saginaw, Midland, Freeland or any of the surrounding communities call us today or check out our service area page for more information. If you don’t see your city call us to find out if we cover your area.