What If Your Air Conditioner Blows Warm Air?
On a hot, summer day, nothing feels better than coming home and feeling a cool breeze blow from your air conditioner.
What if it’s blowing warm air instead?
Before you start checking your bank accounts for spare money for replacement, and looking at online reviews to determine which air conditioner is best, do these simple checks.
Thermostat – this sounds like a silly thing to check. Of course, you flipped the switch to have your air conditioner turn on. But you’d be surprised at how many service calls we make where the problem lies with the thermostat not being set properly. Is the switch positioned to “heat on” rather than air? A quick look can save you a service call fee.
Air Filter – when was the last time you changed out the air filter in your HVAC system? While guidelines state to change them seasonally, if you have a busy household, changing them monthly may be more appropriate. An air filter is the first line of defense in keeping your HVAC equipment operational, and your indoor air healthy.
Circuit Breakers – sometimes the coils in the condenser unit are dirty enough to trip the breaker. If you turn the power back on and the breaker trips again, it’s time to call in a professional for cleaning and repair.
It could also be more serious issues. Issues that only a professional should check and handle for proper care.
Refrigerant leak – even a pinhole leak can cause a problem over time. A professional will need to determine where the leak is, fix it, and recharge the system with refrigerant.
Compressor – sometimes compressors wear out. It can be from neglect, or from a possible power surge.
Improper Care – when was the last time a professional checked and maintained your air conditioner? Without proper care, neglect can cause problems and breakage within the unit. While regular maintenance can alert you to potential risks, improper care allows small issues to quickly grow into big problems.
Is your air conditioner blowing warm air? Whether it’s a little TLC, or it’s time for an upgrade, we’ll help you make the right decision for your home.