If you are an adamant homemaker, then the last thing you want is for your home to be uncomfortable for your family. Or perhaps you are a business owner who prides them-self on providing a comfortable environment for your employees, so when it’s the dog days of summer and your AC blowing hot air, it can really put a damper on your efforts.
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Improper Thermostat Setting
When your thermostat is set to “Cool”, it means that cool air is blowing through the vents, however, if your system malfunctions, the unit is set to “Fan”, or the unit is accidentally set to “Heat”, it can cause hot air to blow through the vents. If your AC unit is blowing hot air, first check that your unit is set to the proper setting. If this does not solve the issue, there could be a more serious problem, contact your local professional Air Stream Air technician to inspect your AC system today.
Clogged Air Filters
Air filters catch debris and dirt that may flow through your inside unit, and though a clogged air filter generally will not cause warm air to flow through your vents, it can significantly reduce cooling effectiveness, which can contribute to the problem. If your air filter has gotten so clogged and blocked that it is affecting your airflow, contact your professional AC technician who will gladly replace it for you.
A Malfunctioning Outside Unit
Your AC unit consists of two parts (the inside unit and the outside unit) that work together. If the outside unit experiences an issue, but the inside is working just fine, it could propel warmer air through the vents.
If your outside AC unit has experienced a loss of power, first check to ensure the circuit breaker for your outside unit has not been tripped. If this does not address the issue, check the emergency shut off switch located on your home’s exterior wall, adjacent to your outside AC unit. It should be in the “On” position. If your outside AC unit continues to experience electrical issues, there could be a serious problem with your unit. Contact your professional Air Stream Air technician, who is experienced in AC electrical repairs, in order to avoid an electrical fire or other hazardous issue.
Sometimes a clogged outside AC unit can restrict airflow to the condenser coil, which can cause it to blow warmer air through your vents. Periodically inspect your outside AC unit for leaves, dirt and debris, which can easily be removed using a broom, and be sure to keep nearby bushes, weeds and tall grass trimmed, which can also hinder proper airflow.
Lastly, a refrigerant leak from your outside AC unit can also cause your unit to malfunction, which can occur for a variety of reasons including worn parts, improperly assembled AC unit or turning the AC on high after a long winter. Refrigerants are dangerous, therefore, it is always recommended that they be left to a professional. If you notice a refrigerant leak coming from your AC unit, contact a professional Air Stream Air technician who can safely and effectively restore your unit to working condition.
Preventative Maintenance Plans
Preventative maintenance helps keep a smile on your face and repair costs low, which is imperative for both homeowners and commercial businesses. Air Stream Air technicians specialize in both residential and commercial AC repair and have been providing quality AC repairs for years. Please contact our staff to learn more about our preventive maintenance plans, that help save time and money, and quality AC repair services to help ensure you get the most out of your AC system.