What if my air conditioner blows hot air?
The last thing you want to discover on a hot summer day is that your home is as hot and humid on the inside as it is outside. If your air conditioner blows warm air when you turn it on, there are several common problems that could be causing the warm air to flow. These are problems you may be able to diagnose yourself, but if you need help and want a trained technician to check your system out, make sure to call Integrity AC LLC, Ellenton, FL’s dependable air conditioning service company. We can be reached at 941-704-9413.
Incorrect Thermostat Setting
It’s possible the thermostat is set to “heat.” Your thermostat may also be set to “on” rather than “auto.” When the thermostat is set to the “on” position the fan will blow, though the air conditioner may not be cooling. You air conditioner will then blow warmer air out of the vents. If there are no other problems the AC should begin to blow cool air after a few moments once the “auto” switch is selected.
Warm air could be a result of airflow restriction, so not enough air is coming out of the vents to cool the home. Usually, airflow restriction is caused by one of the following issues:
- A dirty air filter needs to be replaced.
- Your air conditioner coils need to be cleaned, so a maintenance service is due.
Restricted airflow may cause the compressor in the outside unit to freeze up. If the compressor freezes up it may need to be repaired or replaced. We provide a full range of air conditioner parts replacement for multiple brands as part of our air conditioning service. Call us at 941-704-9413 if you need your compressor replaced.
No Electricity to Outside Unit
If the outside unit of your air conditioner is not receiving any power your air conditioner will not blow cool air. Your circuit breaker may have tripped or a fuse may have blown on the circuit that provides the unit electricity. You’ll need to check the circuit breaker or fuse panel to see if electricity is flowing to the system.
Other possible reasons the air conditioner may be blowing warm air is because there is a problem with the compressor, your system is low on refrigerant or a return duct is broken or disconnected. Any of these situations will require an air conditioning service professional’s help. So, give us a call at 941-704-9413 for these or any other problems.
What if my air conditioner is not turning on?
Your air conditioner may not turn on for several reasons. Among the most common are:
Circuit Breaker has Tripped
As noted above, if the circuit breaker has tripped or if a fuse has blown it is possible your outside air conditioning unit isn’t getting electricity so it will not turn on. You may still get warm air blowing from the fan in the inside unit.
If the thermostat is switched to “auto” and the system still is not cooling the thermostat itself may have malfunctioned and is not communicating with the system properly. Our technicians can repair or replace your thermostat. You may also want to upgrade your thermostat to a more precise system that you can control with ease. Some modern thermostats can even be controlled with your smartphone. As air conditioning service professionals, we can upgrade your thermostat to a newer system, just give us a call at 941-704-9413.
Why is my AC turning on and off rapidly?
Sometimes your air conditioner may be cooling but only stays on for a short time before turning off again. This rapid cycling or short cycling is a common problem that may require an air conditioning service. Some common reasons for short cycling include:
Location of Thermostat
Your thermostat is a key component for regulating your air conditioner, and if it’s in an area of the home that causes it to sense rapid temperature changes, it will cause the AC to cycle rapidly. If you have a thermostat near a window, for instance, the direct sunlight might cause the thermostat to think it’s warmer than it really is and turn the system on and off quickly. In this case, relocating the thermostat to a more central area of the home should fix the problem.
Dirty filters restrict airflow and can cause the air conditioner to malfunction and switch on and off rapidly.
Your outside unit could be leaking refrigerant. Not only can we repair the leak, we can recharge the refrigerant as well.
Call For Service
If you are experiencing any problems with your air conditioner and you need a reliable air conditioning service company, make sure to reach out to the professionals at Integrity AC LLC. Call for service today at 941-704-9413.