Food and water are essential to your survival. When you live in West Palm Beach, Florida, air conditioning is vital too. If your AC system isn’t keeping your family cool and comfortable, it’s imperative that you have it checked by a professional. Read on to learn three common causes of an air conditioner blowing warm air.
Wrong Thermostat Setting
Just because your air conditioner is blowing warm air doesn’t mean you’ll require an extensive repair. Before panicking, check the thermostat. Make sure that you’ve set the thermostat to COOL and the fan to ON. Decrease the setting below the temperature reading. Do you still feel warm air blowing out the supply vents? Maybe it’s another issue.
Leaking AC Refrigerant
A chemical called refrigerant plays an important role in the cooling process. If your air conditioner has a refrigerant leak, the system will eventually fail to cool your home. Since AC refrigerant can be harmful to human health and the environment, it’s imperative that an HVAC professional finds the leak and fixes it. They should also charge the refrigerant to the manufacturer’s specifications and test to make sure the air conditioner can cool your home.
Common signs of an AC refrigerant leak include:
- Warm air blowing out of the supply vents.
- Hissing sound coming from your indoor unit.
- Ice has formed on the evaporator coil.
The compressor in your air conditioner is a vital part of the system. It applies energy to the AC refrigerant and pushes it through the coils to effectuate the heat exchange. A malfunctioning compressor won’t perform this task. As a result, your air conditioner won’t be able to cool your home. If you suspect a malfunctioning compressor, schedule a repair right away. The longer you wait, the higher your risk of requiring an air conditioning system replacement.
Is your air conditioner blowing warm air? Contact North County Cooling Inc. at 561-288-2063 right away. We’ll find and fix the issue as fast as possible to restore your comfort and peace of mind.
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