Feeling warm air when you’re expecting that blast of nice, cool air in your home is not the most comfortable thing, especially as we are in the middle of a hot and humid summer. If there is unusually warm air coming from your air conditioning unit, there are several reasons behind this. Here are 4 reasons your AC unit may be blowing warm air.
4 Reasons Your Air Conditioner May Be Blowing Warm Air
1. Thermostat Settings
Thermostats have two settings – “heat” and “air”. Ideally, in the winter you want your heating and air units to produce heat. A simple mix up on the thermostat can cause your system to kick out warm air rather than the cool air you’re expecting. Check your thermostat’s temperature as well to make sure that it is not set too high or on auto. Continue to monitor your thermostat settings and adjust it accordingly.
2. Clogged Air Filters
Clogged or dirty air filters can also be behind the unwanted warm air blowing through your home during the summer months. When air filters accumulate dirt and bacteria, the blockage will cause your air filter to function ineffectively – leading to repairs or replacements. An HVAC tech will have to replace the clogged or dirty air filter if it is affecting the indoor air temperature.
3. Faulty Wiring
Poor or broken wiring can lead to several problems with your air conditioning unit altogether. Overheated or wires that snap from the winter cold will lead to unit malfunction. It’s important to check for exposed or damaged wires around the outside of your AC unit to avoid being without cool air in the summer heat.
4. Low on Refrigerant
The refrigerant is the substance inside the coils of your AC unit that distributes cold air through the AC unit into your home. It is the most important part of a functional AC unit. If you are low on refrigerant, your air will quickly turn warm. Leaks are the most common cause of low refrigerant.
If you’re experiencing hot or lukewarm air coming out of your AC unit, don’t hesitate to Just Call Dale’s. We will send an experienced and trained team to inspect your unit and fix the problem. At Dale’s, your comfort is our top priority. Give us a call today at 423-509-8787.