When the sun is beating down and you’re feeling the humidity of summer, the first thing you want to do is turn that air conditioner all the way up. But what happens when you notice your air conditioner blowing hot air? That’s when you really start to sweat.
We’ve outlined some of the most common reasons for your air conditioner blowing hot air, but before you read on, always remember there are many different reasons for this problem. When you call for regular maintenance, a licensed Delta Air Systems technician will inspect, clean, make repairs or schedule any that need to be worked out in the future, and ensure that your unit is running properly and efficiently in no time.
The Outside Unit is Dirty or Clogged
First, check the two main components of your home air conditioner system; the outside unit and the inside unit. These units remove heat from your home, so double-check and make sure everything appears normal. An ice build up at either coil usually indicates there is a problem.
Look outside and make sure no plants, dirt or debris are blocking or clogging the outdoor unit. Keeping it tidy and clean is very important for proper operation. Also be sure to trim bushes or cut grass if needed to prevent future problematic obstructions from occurring.
Your Thermostat Might be at the Wrong Setting
Believe it or not this does happen, your thermostat somehow makes it over to ‘HEAT’ instead of ‘COOL.’
Check for Tripped Breakers or Refrigerant Leaks
These are serious issues that could be the result of bigger problems within your unit, and are a heads up as to when you should definitely call for professional service. Your air conditioner has two breaker switches, one in the main electrical panel and one next to the outside unit. If your breaker is tripped or the fuse is blown, it could be the result of electrical current overload, so it’s best to seek professional assistance if you notice your breakers tripping.
Refrigerant leaks are not supposed to happen, but they do occur more often than you’d think. Your refrigerant line is supposed to be permanently sealed, but when leaks occur, you’re suddenly facing the problem of low refrigerant. Low refrigerant can cause serious damage to your air conditioner and result in expensive repairs, so make sure you seek professional assistance if you suspect this may be the case.
Delta Air Systems is proud to offer our services for all of your air conditioner maintenance needs. We put our customers’ needs first and always ensure that your home comfort systems will be running smoothly. Call or go online t arrange for a free estimate for a new unit. We deal with top of the line brands that are certified, tested and approved.
Delta Air Systems has been providing quality AC service to the Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge areas for over 50 years. We have the experience and expertise to help keep your home comfortable season after season.