Remedies for an Air Conditioner That’s Blowing Hot Air

A functioning air conditioner is essential for maintaining home comfort, especially during summers in south central Texas. An A/C that’s not functioning as it should is a cause for concern. One of the common issues that homeowners face during the warm season is an A/C that’s blowing hot air.  This issue could be a relatively simple one to solve. Consider the following potential causes and solutions if your A/C is blowing hot air.

Human Error

One possible reason for hot air coming from your vents is that someone switched the setting to “heat” instead of “cool.” If this is the case, the solution is simply to switch it back to “cool.”

Condenser and Compressor Issues

Both of these components are located outside your house. If they stop working, your A/C may still blow out air, but it won’t be cool air. Possible reasons that they may not be functioning range from their power supply being switched off to dirt and debris buildup on the unit. To prevent these issues, you should have the condenser and compressor inspected by a professional regularly throughout the summer and make sure vegetation is trimmed back from the unit.

Refrigerant Leaks 

Leaking refrigerant could result in a low refrigerant charge, which could keep your air conditioner from cooling air as it should. Symptoms of this include ice deposits on both the indoor and outdoor units. An HVAC professional can solve this problem quickly and inexpensively.

A Dirty Air Filter

On its own, a clogged air filter may not cause your A/C to produce hot air, but it can dramatically reduce its ability to cool your home. If this is the case, your home will get considerably warmer. Simply cleaning or replacing the filter should significantly improve home comfort.

If your A/C is blowing hot air, contact the pros at Beyer Boys. Our experienced HVAC technicians can help get your unit functioning correctly in no time.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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