We provide around the clock emergency service to make sure that none of our valued customers are without air conditioning.
We are in the middle of August, it is essential that your air conditioner can cool your home. However, if you notice luke-warm or hot air blowing out of your vents, there are some things you should check. There are a few issues that you can easily resolve yourself, but most problems require a professional air conditioning repair technician.
AC Issues You Can Solve
There are 3 things you should check if your AC isn’t blowing out cold air:
- Dirty air filter
- Thermostat set to “On” instead of “Auto”
- Dirty outside unit
The first issue may be that the air filter is dirty. When it’s dirty, airflow to your AC is reduced and this can cause 2 major problems. First, the AC battles to circulate enough cool air to get your home to the right temperature. Second, poor air flow can cause the evaporator coil to freeze and this will prevent cool air from coming out of your vents. The solution to this problem is simple, buy a new filter and replace the old one.
The second issue may be that the fan setting may be set to “On” which just operates the fan 24/7, even when the air isn’t being cooled. The solution to this problem is simple too, simply switch the thermostat to Auto.
Finally, check your outside unit. If your outside unit is covered with dirt or crowded with debris, your air conditioner will not be able to cool your home. Therefore, remove any debris, overgrowth, or dirt from your outside unit.
Issues for an AC Professional
If you have checked the above 3 things but still have warm or hot air blowing out of your vents, then the issue is likely something a professional AC technician needs to address. Some of these issues may include:
- Low refrigerant charge or refrigerant leak
- Condenser fan motor that is faulty or broken
- A bad compressor
Refrigerant is a liquid that absorbs the heat from the air before it enters your home. If there is not enough, the an AC cannot adsorb enough heat to be able to cool the air. If the refrigerant level is low, it either didn’t have enough to begin with or there is a leak. Either way, only a trained technician is able to handle refrigerant.
Second, if the condenser fan motor is faulty or broken, then the outside unit cannot dissipate heat and the AC isn’t able to cool your home.
Finally, the heart of your air conditioning system is the compressor. It circulates the refrigerant between the inside and outside of the unit. When it isn’t working properly, or at all, then the air conditioner isn’t able to cool the air coming into your home.
St. Louis AC Repair Services
Your family’s comfort is our number one priority, and we provide around the clock emergency service to make sure that none of our valued customers are without air conditioning. The Hely air conditioning repair team are experts at getting an A/C up and running efficiently at the lowest possible cost to you.