The summer season has begun. We all rely on the cosiness of our homes to provide a much-needed break from the heat, despite the fact that pool parties and barbecues are wonderful ways to enjoy the summer. We rely most heavily on our air conditioners during this time. The busiest time of year for HVAC specialists is now. Every day during the summer, we get calls about air conditioners that blow heated air. Fortunately, it’s a typical HVAC issue that occasionally can be fixed by the homeowner. Your air vents’ output should feel cool and revitalising. You can tell there’s an issue when anything feels warm or lukewarm. The good news is that even though you might need to call an HVAC specialist, you can occasionally diagnose and resolve this problem on your own.
- Check the thermostat
Check your thermostat even if you believe it is set appropriately, especially if you share a house with someone who might have “adjusted” it. It’s likely that the warm air in your home is only being circulated by the fan on your air conditioner. The fan of the system is running if your thermostat displays “on.” This means that even when the interior unit isn’t cooling it, the fan will continue to blow air through the ducts and out of the vents. For your air conditioner to cool and dehumidify your indoor air while the fan circulates it, your thermostat must be set to “cool” or “auto.”
- Verify that the external appliance is powered
Your air conditioner uses a lot of power to run because it is a high-powered equipment. If there is a brief power surge, your outside unit’s circuit breaker can trip. Check your circuit breaker panel for a tripped switch if your air conditioner is blowing heated air. Additionally, if your air conditioner has recently undergone maintenance, the exterior unit was probably turned off at some point while the work was being done. Check the box on the wall outside next to your unit to make sure the equipment is receiving power. It’s possible that the technician neglected to switch the outdoor unit back on.
- Examine the exterior unit to see if it’s crowded
The condenser, which is the exterior unit of your air conditioner, radiates heat. As a result, it requires space for ventilation on its top and sides. (This is one of the causes for our disgust whenever we notice a unit installed beneath a deck or crawlspace.) Make sure there is at least 1 foot of clearance all around the condenser as well as a minimum of 5 feet of vertical clearance. Remove any weeds, and trim back any bushes or hedging that are encroaching on the machinery. If your air conditioner is going faulty, go for an ac repair.
You will require the assistance of an HVAC expert if the aforementioned troubleshooting techniques fail to resolve your air conditioning issue. At this stage, one of these three issues will probably be the cause of the cooling issue:
- There is a leak of refrigerant.
- The condenser’s fan is broken.
- New compressor is required for the system.