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What to do if Your A/C is Blowing Hot Air

As summer approaches, many of us rely on air conditioning to keep us cool and comfortable. However, it can be frustrating to turn on your A/C unit only to find that it is blowing hot air instead of cool. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue.

Check the Thermostat Settings

The first thing you should do is check your thermostat settings. Make sure that your thermostat is set to “cool” mode, and that the temperature setting is lower than the current room temperature. If your thermostat is set to “fan” mode, then it will only blow air and not cool the room.

Check the Air Filter

A dirty air filter can cause your A/C unit to blow hot air. A dirty air filter restricts the airflow, making it difficult for your A/C unit to cool the air. Check your air filter and replace it if it looks dirty or clogged. It is recommended to replace air filters every 1-3 months depending on usage.

Check the Outdoor Unit

The outdoor unit of your A/C system is responsible for releasing heat from your home. If the outdoor unit is blocked or obstructed, it will not be able to release heat properly, causing your A/C unit to blow hot air. Make sure that the outdoor unit is free from debris such as leaves, grass, or dirt. Also, ensure that the unit has enough clearance around it for proper airflow.

Check the Refrigerant Levels

Low refrigerant levels can cause your A/C unit to blow hot air. Refrigerant is the substance that cools the air in your A/C system. If the refrigerant level is low, it could be due to a leak in the system. It is recommended to have a professional technician to inspect and repair any refrigerant leaks.

Call a Professional

If you have checked all the above-mentioned points and your A/C unit is still blowing hot air, it’s time to call in a professional technician. A professional technician will be able to diagnose the issue and provide a solution. Do not attempt to fix the issue yourself as it could be dangerous and cause further damage to the unit.

If your A/C unit is blowing hot air, don’t panic. Check your thermostat settings, air filter, outdoor unit, and refrigerant levels. If you’re unable to fix the issue yourself, it’s time to call in Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. Remember to regularly maintain your A/C unit to prevent future issues and keep it running efficiently. Stay cool and enjoy your summer!