Discover Why Your AC is Blowing Hot Air

Discover Why Your AC is Blowing Hot Air

There are few more frustrating situations than coming home on a hot day only to find that your indoors is as warm as the outdoors because your AC is blowing hot air.

You count on comfort indoors, and when that doesn’t happen, it is easy to lose your cool.

Rest easy though. There are a few common and easy to fix issues that are generally behind this problem. Here is what you need to know.

Refrigerant Leak

It’s possible that there is something wrong with your refrigerant line and that the liquid has leaked out.

Sometimes this is hard to spot because the leak happens quickly. If this is the problem, you’ll need to get the line resealed and your fluid topped up.

Blown Breaker

In order to reduce electrical fire, your AC is fitted with a breaker switch.

flipped-switchIn the event of a power surge, it can flip the breaker to the off position.

Check that it is in the on position.

If this problem happens repeatedly, it can be a sign of malfunction with your air conditioner.

You should get it looked at by a professional.

Right Thermostat Settings

Is your thermostat on the correct setting?

Sometimes people forget to switch it over as the seasons change, or perhaps someone in your home has been fooling with it. Turn it to cool, and you should be cool soon enough.

Check the Condenser

Go outside and look at your condenser. Is there anything around it that could be interfering with its operation?

Trim back bushes and hedges. Make sure that you don’t have storage too close to the condenser.

Frozen Air Conditioner

If you are holding your thermostat too low, it is possible for the coils to freeze up on you.frozen

This results in blowing hot air from the motor only.

To fix this, you need to turn your air conditioner off and let it thaw out.

This can get messy, so it is a good idea to place a basin or towels around your air conditioner to catch the mess.

To avoid this problem from repeating, keep the thermostat at 72°F always.

Blown Compressor

If your compressor goes out, your air conditioner is not going to cool your home.

This is a problem that will require professional attention.