Why is My AC Blowing Hot Air?
June, 13th, 2022 at 2:54 pm
Oh no! It’s a terrible feeling when you turn on your air conditioner only to find that the air coming out of your vents is hot instead of cold. It’s especially bad when you’re in the middle of a heatwave or a hot summer day and you just want to get cool.
There are a few things you can look at before you call for AC repair in Northfield. If you don’t want to do these yourself, call us at Rowell’s Services and one of our air conditioning repair techs will be out soon! Before long, you’ll have the cool air you need once again.
Check the Circuit Breaker
Did your circuit breaker flip without you knowing it? If something overwhelmed the circuit or the breaker needs replacing, this can happen a lot. In fact, it likely happens more often than you think! We get a lot of calls where the breaker is the problem instead of the AC, so it’s worth checking yours before you get professional AC repair!
Look at Your Thermostat Settings
Did someone accidentally bump up the temperature setting on your thermostat or, even worse, turn it to “Heat” instead of “Cool”? Make sure your settings are just where you want them before you panic about your air conditioner.
If you have a programmable thermostat, make sure each setting is right. If you exchanged an “AM” for a “PM” that could explain your issues. If you can change your thermostat settings via your phone, make sure someone didn’t do just that as a joke or because they didn’t know what they were doing. If you’ve let a kid play with your phone recently, they could have wreaked havoc on your thermostat programming!
Change the Filter
All of the air that your system uses has to come through the filter. If the filter is clogged, the system won’t get the air that it needs and the results may feel like warm air coming out of your vents. Most filters need changing somewhere between once a month and once a quarter, depending on the particulars of your system and how often you use it. If you let it go too long, your AC will struggle.
Clean Your AC
Dust and debris can gather on the evaporator coils in your outdoor AC unit. Pull off the cover and clean these gently. Since these do the actual work of cooling air for your home, take time to get them good and clean, then run your system again. This small task can significantly improve your AC’s functioning and its ability to effectively cool your home. Be sure to clean them gently so you don’t damage the unit.
If these don’t work, call us for air conditioning repair right away. If yours can be fixed, we’ll get it done fast. If it can’t, we’ll have your AC installation completed before you know it. Get cool at home again with Rowell’s Services!