Why Is Your AC Blowing Warm Air?

As the weather reaches peak temperatures this summer, getting relief indoors is essential to your comfort levels and health. But, if your AC unit starts blowing warm air, all that summer fun can come to a screeching halt. The first question on your mind will be why is the AC unit blowing warm air? To help you get the answers you need to have a cool house this summer, here are 3 reasons why your AC is blowing warm air.

The filter needs to be changed

Changing filters is a simple and inexpensive way to keep your air conditioning unit working in prime condition. If you start to notice warm air blowing from vents, check the filter right away. If it's clogged, merely changing or cleaning it could correct the problem. However, if the warm air continues to blow, schedule an appointment with an HVAC technician.

A part needs to be repaired or replaced

A breaker switch, the AC compressor, wiring, and other components that enable the air conditioner to work as designed could need a repair or replacement. Refrigerant leaks can also cause warm air to blow from your AC unit. Make sure you don’t try to troubleshoot your air conditioning unit if you notice warm air blowing because not only could it cause more damage, but it could be dangerous if you aren’t trained to work with electrical components.

Maintenance hasn’t been done in years

Annual maintenance is the best way to prevent future AC repairs and issues like warm air blowing out of vents. The best times to get a yearly service call from an HVAC technician is in the spring and the fall. However, if you can’t remember the last time you scheduled an annual service call from a professional, there's no time like the present!

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