Why is Your Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

Nevada heat can be quite taxing, and you want your home air conditioner to function at its best during summer months. It’s not a situation that you want to face, but at times, your air conditioner could start blowing hot or warm air. You may need to call in a professional HVAC contractor to take a look. However, it is a good idea to troubleshoot the situation before you do so.

Check Electric Connection

Most homes have an outdoor air conditioning unit which contains the condenser coil, compressor, and electrical components. The evaporator coil is usually installed on top of the gas furnace inside the home. If your air conditioner is blowing hot air, you can check the electrical connection to the outdoor unit. If the outdoor unit is not powered on correctly, the indoor unit can blow hot air through your ducts.

Check Your Thermostat

Although it’s less likely, sometimes your thermostat may be set incorrectly – which may cause your air conditioner to start blowing hot air. It admittedly sounds silly, but it can happen by accident that your thermostat is set to “heat.” Checking it and ruling it out is a good idea before you call in help and end up having to pay for a technician’s visit unnecessarily. Additionally, you may want to set your thermostat to “auto” setting, which will ensure that cool air is blown out of ducts when the air conditioner is turned on.

Do You Regularly Maintain Your Air Conditioner?

It is essential to perform regular maintenance on your air conditioner, at least once a year. You also need to change the air filter and make sure the coils are not dirty. There could be a restriction in airflow that needs to be addressed. If it’s not maintained properly, your air conditioner may not function properly, resulting in warm air.

You Need Professional Help

If your air conditioner is blowing warm or hot air and you have checked off the basic troubleshooting items, then you will have to call in a professional to take a look. There could be a problem with the compressor or some other issue that needs fixing. While you are working with an HVAC contractor, ask them if they offer a yearly maintenance plan and be sure to sign up for one. A well-maintained air conditioner will not give you problems and keep your home cool during the summer months.

At Action Air Conditioning, Inc., we service all popular brands of heaters and air conditioners. We are a family-owned and operated heating and air-conditioning services company. Serving both residential and commercial customers since 1969, we have years of experience and are one of the best HVAC company in the state of Nevada. For all your HVAC service needs, contact us at 702-384-5500.

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