There’s nothing worse during the summer than turning on your AC unit only to find your AC blowing warm air. Not only is it uncomfortable and inconvenient, but prolonged exposure to high temperatures can lead to heatstroke or other health risks!
That’s why Mendez Air Conditioning & Heating wants to help you fix the problem as soon as possible. Is your Palm Springs AC not cooling? Stop suffering through the heat. Let us help you with your AC repair services!
Common Causes Of Warm AC Air
While there are many reasons why your air conditioner may start blowing warm air, there are some common repairs that crop up in our area. If you’re wondering what could be causing the failed temperature in your home, explore the following problems that cause warm air to blow.
Dirty Air Filters
With all the dirt and dust that collects in your AC filters, they can become clogged fairly quickly. If you haven’t cleaned your filters recently, it’s possible that your AC is under added strain. As the air struggles to make its way through the thick filter, the rest of the system has to work even harder to cycle air around your home. When this happens, your system may fail to chill your air as normal.
Frozen AC Coils
If particulates in the air stick to the evaporator or condenser coils, the refrigerant being transported inside will struggle to absorb heat. This can cause the coils to form frost or freeze entirely. Your unit won’t be able to regulate temperature, and your air will definitely turn warm or stop altogether. If you’re wondering how to clean AC coils, we can help with that too!
To actually cool your air, your thermostat must be set on AUTO or ON. If you have been gone from your home recently or your family is prone to changing the thermostat often, the settings may have gotten changed accidentally. If the thermostat is left on FAN, the AC won’t chill, it will just move around the warm air in the vents.
Your unit requires refrigerant to chill the air in your home. If erosion or malfunction has occurred, the pipes holding the refrigerant could form holes or cracks. Slowly leaking refrigerant will eventually lower the levels to an unacceptable level, causing your air to stay warm instead of being chilled. Remember: refrigerant leaks must be handled by licensed professionals. This liquid is very dangerous when exposed to human skin!
Objects or vent materials can block the flow of air coming from your vents. For example, a collapsed vent or a piece of insulation can impede the flow of air. While this might not cause warm air itself to flow into your home, it can cause the system to undergo stress and start to blow warmer air.
Reliable AC Repair Services
In the end, you’ll want a qualified AC contractor to check out your system after it begins producing warm air. Even if you fix the suspected problem yourself, the issue might repeat itself or a bigger problem might be the root cause of the warm air. Let Mendez Air Conditioning & Heating cool things down with our expert AC repairs. Contact our team today!