When you find your air conditioner blowing hot air it feels someone’s constantly pointing a hair dryer at you. Uncomfortable and frustrating, for sure! Fortunately, we’ll review DIY steps to resolve the issue in this blog. We’ll also clarify when it’s best to call a Michigan HVAC contractor like A-1 Mechanical in Lansing or Grand Rapids.
AIR CONDITIONER BLOWING HOT AIR CULPRITS
THERMOSTAT SET TO “HEAT”
While this may seem an obvious thing to check, we get calls from homeowners when this is the problem. It’s pretty common, actually, for the thermostat to accidentally be set to “heat.” All it takes is for someone to bump the thermostat or for a child to be playing with the settings.
If this is the cause of your air conditioner blowing hot air, wave your fist in the air! You’ve successfully avoided the expense and time commitment to an AC repair call.
AIR FILTER IS DIRTY
We recommend you check HVAC filters every month. It’s critical, air properly moves to and from the air conditioning unit. A clogged air conditioner filter causes your air conditioner to work harder to condition the same amount of air.
This reduces its energy efficiency and creates higher electric bills. The strain prematurely ages your equipment and increases the risk for AC repairs. Eventually, your air conditioner won’t be able to produce cool air at all. It’s better to check and change your HVAC filter regularly than to face an early AC installation and replacement.
Dirty and clogged filters also reduce the quality of your indoor air. Contaminants like pollen, pet hair, dander, dust mites and more, circulate through your HVAC system. Without a filter to stop them, they continue to move throughout your house.
If you or a family member lives with allergies, asthma, COPD or congestive cardiac conditions, change the filter more often.
A1-Mechanical also installs air quality equipment such as dehumidifiers, humidifiers, media air cleaners, ultraviolet air purifiers and more. If air quality is a priority in your home, ask for a free estimate.
AIR CONDITIONER COILS ARE DIRTY
Without regular AC service from a NATE-certified HVAC contractor, the air conditioner coils get dirty. Dirty air conditioner coils are preventable through air conditioning service.
The easiest way to maintain the investment in your air conditioner is to join a preventive maintenance plan. The ones from A-1 Mechanical, for example, include inspections and tune ups twice a year – once for cooling and once for heating season.
WHEN IT’S TIME TO CALL AN AIR CONDITIONING PRO
If none of these causes apply, your AC may be low on refrigerant, have snapped a belt or there is a poor electrical connection. We recommend you call us at 517-348-0302 to schedule air conditioning repair. The sooner you schedule AC repair, the sooner we can make your home a cool oasis again.Schedule an Appointment
TIME TO REPLACE
If your air conditioner is close to 15 years old, it may be time to consider AC replacement. Newer air conditioners are usually more energy efficient than models a decade old or older. Enjoy a new warranty, greater comfort and safety as well as lower electric bills. Keep your household budget intact with our HVAC finance options.
TIRED OF AN AIR CONDITIONER BLOWING HOT AIR? CALL A-1 MECHANICAL FOR RELIEF
If the high indoor humidity is too uncomfortable or compromising the health of a family member, call our team in Lansing or Grand Rapids for help. We’re proud to offer a range of heating and cooling services to our communities including air conditioner installation and AC service and repair.
We also have a selection of indoor air quality products such as whole house dehumidifiers designed to work with your central heating and air. For a free estimate on new HVAC equipment or to book AC repair or service, call A-1 Mechanical at 517-348-0302.