On a hot summer day, the last thing you want is hot air blowing out of your air conditioner. No, thank you! Not only is it terribly inconvenient after you’ve spent a long day outdoors, it’s also a sign that your air conditioner might need some maintenance work, a repair, or even a replacement. So, what’s with the warm airflow? We can help explain this aggravating issue.
Your faulty air conditioner could be a result of a:
- Frozen A/C unit. Ironically, this is the most common cause of warm air. When the evaporator coil freezes, it blocks the cool air flowing into your home, and the motor’s heat gives you warm air instead. Not ideal when you walk into your home and expect to cool off!
- Blown breaker switch. Breakers can switch off for what seems like no apparent reason, but usually the cause is a power overload. If the breaker has too much current, it will switch off on its own as a safety precaution.
- Refrigerant leak. Refrigerants can leak for a variety of reasons: a joint coming loose due to heavy use, a worn service valve, or perhaps a poorly assembled A/C unit. Make sure you choose an HVAC company that uses only the highest-quality materials and brands for their products.
- Wiring problem. If one of the wires in your A/C unit is cut, frayed, or damaged in some capacity, it could cause weak airflow, or it could even break down the entire unit.
- Dirty air filter. Air filters can get clogged very easily, which causes blockage that won’t clear up until the filter is replaced. An older filter can contribute to the warm air that’s blowing, and it will minimize your air conditioner’s effectiveness.
- Thermostat setting. You or one of your kids may have accidentally switched your A/C to “heat” mode. A common mistake, and one that is easily amended!
For some of these issues, you’re going to want to contact your handy HVAC company as soon as possible to inspect your air conditioner and determine what the problem is. Kinkaid has the quality A/C, heating, and duct cleaning services your home needs for maximum comfort and safety! For more information, give us a call at 215-657-1262, or email John.Kinkaid.HVAC@Gmail.com.