Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

Picture this: you come home after a long day at work only to notice your air conditioner is blowing hot air. What else can possibly go wrong? Well, there’s definitely something wrong with your home’s cooling system when it’s not blowing cool air, but you’ll be happy to hear that in most cases it’s a simple fix. See below to find out why your air conditioner is blowing hot air and learn how you can solve the problem:

Scenario #1

The thermostat is programmed to the wrong settings. You’d be surprised at the number of homeowners who make this simple mistake. Check your thermostat to make sure it’s set to “cool” in the summertime and not to “heat”. It’s also important to make sure it’s set to “auto” rather than “on” which causes the fan to blow even when the system is not calling for cooling.

Scenario #2

Having a dirty filter restricts airflow through the system which in turn leads to restricted airflow throughout your house. Change out or clean the filter and the problem should disappear. If your system still blows hot air after this step, and you’ve made sure the settings are correct it may be time to call in an expert.

Scenario #3

Your system is leaking refrigerant. Sometimes the connections or joints come loose causing the cooling agent to leak. Because some refrigerants can be dangerous to handle, we recommend calling in a professional to fix the leak.

At Uptown, we’ve been providing the Twin Cities with air conditioning solutions for over 100 years. Our expert technicians are well-trained and have years of experience under their belts so the next time you’re faced with a problem don’t hesitate to give us a call! (612) 324-1004.

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