Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?
1. Check the Settings First— Often, a simple human error in the AC settings could be the reason for a hot air blowout. You might have flicked the selector switch to “heat” instead of putting it on “cool”. If such is the case, the heat mode sets on and you automatically receive warm air from the AC. All you need to do is to switch it back to “cool” mode again to resume proper functioning.
2. The Condenser and Compressor—If you have already checked the setting and it seems fine, it’s time to inspect the condenser and the compressor, both of which are present in the outside unit. Ascertain whether the outside power supply has been switched on. Without it, the system would function from the inside handler, but wouldn’t cool! Check upon air flow restrictions if any. You also need to check if the condenser coils have been blocked on account of dirt and debris accumulation. This could have a serious impact on cooling. In fact, cleaning condenser coils needs to be a regular activity during the summertime.
3. A Clogged Air Filter—Although a dirty air filter may not be the primary cause of hot air blowout, it might be significantly responsible for a major compromise in cooling. A new air filter comes cheap and you can actually remove the old one and replace it quite easily. However, if you do not clean or replace your filters regularly, the dust that emanates from it can actually clog the condensing coils. Besides, this dust could also end up being the cause of serious illnesses like colds, dust allergies, asthma and so on.
4. Refrigerant Problems—Problems in the compressor or leaks could cause refrigerant related problems that might lead to complete stopping of cool air. This would primarily occur on account of reduced refrigerant charge. You might also notice a deposition of ice on the condensers both in the exterior or interior unit. However, these problems are best addressed by professionals. Unless the compressor needs to be replaced completely, this would be an inexpensive repair.
For Palm Beach Gardens AC repair and service, you can always rely on stephen k. denny Air Conditioning. We have proudly served Palm Beach Gardens and the surrounding areas of Palm Beach County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County for over 25 years.
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