If so, there are a number of different issues that could be at play. Some of these issues are quite serious and will require professional service to resolve. Others, however, have very obvious solutions, and you can take of them yourself. The key fact to remember is that any problem without a simple solution should be assessed by a trained professional immediately. Ignoring any signs of trouble with your system is a great way to wind up with costly damages to your system and an uncomfortable living environment.
Following, you’ll find some tips regarding a few items to check before you contact our team for air conditioning repairs. Should you require further assistance, you can always schedule service with the professionals on our staff. Summer can be a trying time of the year in this part of the country, and we’re here to ensure that you are able to live comfortably nevertheless.
The Bad News
Let’s start off by discussing some of the more serious issues that could lead to an air conditioner blowing warm air throughout your home. Probably the most worrisome is a refrigerant leak. Your air conditioner uses the evaporation of refrigerant in the evaporator coil in order to remove heat from the air surrounding that coil. If there is not a sufficient amount of refrigerant in the system, this operation is compromised. It puts a lot of excess strain on the system and can lead to serious compressor damage if left unaddressed.
Refrigerant is never used up in the operation of your AC, the way that a car will consume gasoline. If refrigerant levels are low, it is because there is a leak. Only a trained professional can find and repair that leak, and then recharge your system so that it functions properly once more.
You may also have another type of leak in your system — duct leaks. Leaky ductwork is not necessarily as immediate a threat to your AC system as a refrigerant leak is. However, leaky ducts can put a lot of strain on the system as well. Chances are, you’re going to wind up paying more money for a lesser performance from your AC. Having your air ducts professionally sealed is the only way to get your system back on track and to prevent warm air from infiltrating your ducts.
The Good News
The good news is that not every issue resulting in warm air blowing from your air conditioner is the result of a serious problem. In fact, it could be something as simple as an improperly set thermostat. Maybe you accidentally switched your system over to its fan-only mode, or perhaps you have a heat pump that got pushed back over to heating mode. If this is the case, you don’t need us to readjust your thermostat settings for you.
There is also a chance that the breaker for the circuit that your outdoor unit runs on has tripped. In this scenario, simply resetting that breaker with the flip of a switch and restarting the outdoor unit will have cool air coming from those vents again in no time. Whatever the case may be, contact us with any questions that you may have.