Why Is My A/C Blowing Hot Air Tips & Tricks Why Is My A/C Blowing Hot Air Tips & Tricks

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March 31, 2017


Why Is My A/C Blowing Hot Air

It’s finally feeling like Florida this week with temps on the coast reaching 90 degrees. Meaning, you’re closing the windows and cranking up the A/C. From New Smyrna Beach to Palm Coast, we’ve had wonderful weather this spring and haven’t had to turn the air conditioner On much. A downfall of not running the A/C is now that we have turned it on, the AC is blowing hot air.

Usually, when your A/C is blowing hot, you need a repair. If you think you need emergency AC repair, call Advanced Air & Heat for the fastest air conditioner service.

But before you resort to a costly AC repair, try these air conditioning fixes.

AC blowing hot air solutions:

  1. Check the thermostat. It seems silly, but sometimes we get too caught up in our daily activities to realize we haven’t set the thermostat low enough. Make sure you have the thermostat set on COOL, not HEAT. If you have a smart thermostat, verify your system is working properly and matches the temperature you have set.
  2. Change your home AC air filters. The beaches have had a lot of cool weather lately, so changing the A/C filters has probably not been the main priority the last few months. Nonetheless, it’s important to always have new, clean air conditioner filters for your system. Sometimes, a quick air filter replacement is just the trick to having your cooling system running again.

    AC compressor coil
    New vs clogged AC compressor coil

  3. Indoor AC air flow. If you feel cool air coming out of your AC vents, but it’s not very much, you have restricted air flow. Restricted AC flow is caused by clogged air vents or lack of preventative maintenance. Even new air conditioners require check-ups, so if you haven’t had an AC tune-up in awhile, your outdoor compressor coils are dirty. The clogged AC coil causes your air conditioner to work twice as hard to pump out cool air and you will feel very little air conditioning. Schedule a tune-up ASAP to avoid a costly AC repair.
  4. Circuit breaker check. If you feel air blowing out of the vents, but it’s not cool air, check your circuit breaker. Sometimes, a blown fuse can cause the AC fan to keep running but not providing electricity to the compressor outside. If you will feel air blowing out of the vents, but your AC is not blowing cool air, a fuse is blown.

If you think you have a blown fuse, schedule a repair or call an AC technician immediately.

If you have the thermostat set right and changed your A/C filter and you still feel hot air from your air conditioner, you need expert AC assistance. Contact our expert AC technicians or submit a repair request form.

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