What to Do if Your Air Conditioner Blows Out Warm Air
Your air vents’ output should feel cool and revitalizing. You can tell there’s an issue when anything feels warm or lukewarm. The good news is that you can occasionally diagnose this problem and fix it yourself, even though you might need to hire an AC repair contractor.
Check the Thermostat
Check your thermostat even if you believe it is set appropriately, especially if you share a house with someone who might have “adjusted” it. Likely, the warm air in your home is only circulated by the fan on your air conditioner. The system’s fan is running if your thermostat displays “on.” This means that even when the interior unit isn’t cooling, the fan will continue to blow air through the ducts and out of the vents. For your air conditioner to cool and dehumidify your indoor air while the fan circulates it, your thermostat must be set to “cool” or “auto.”
Make Sure the Outdoor Unit Has Power
Your air conditioner uses much power to run because it is high-powered equipment. If there is a brief power surge, your outside unit’s circuit breaker can trip. Check your circuit breaker panel for a tripped switch if your air conditioner is blowing heated air. Additionally, if your air conditioner has recently undergone maintenance, the exterior unit was turned off at some point while the work was being done. Check the box on the wall next to your unit to ensure the equipment is receiving power. It’s possible that the technician neglected to switch the outdoor unit back on.
Make Sure Nothing Is Crowding the Outdoor Unit
The condenser, the exterior unit of your air conditioner, radiates heat. As a result, it requires space for ventilation on its top and sides. (This is one of the causes for our disgust whenever we notice a unit installed beneath a deck or crawlspace.) Ensure at least 1 foot of clearance all around the condenser and a minimum of 5 feet of vertical clearance. Remove any weeds, and trim back any bushes or hedging encroaching on the machinery.
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