The hot summer sun shines brightly down on us this summer season. A quick dip in the pool or a trip to the beach is an excellent way to beat the summer heat. However, what eases your discomfort more than anything is the cool air from your home’s air conditioning system. Unfortunately, like all machines, AC units break down from time to time. When this situation happens to you, what do you do?
PFO Heating & Air Conditioning offers top-quality HVAC services including air conditioning tune-ups, repairs, replacements, to name a few. Our team of expert HVAC technicians will service your system so that it performs at peak efficiency. Our AC maintenance service will ensure that your air conditioner runs at its best and can keep up with the scorching summer heat. Tune-ups help reduce your cooling costs, and they increase your home’s comfort levels. We guarantee all of our work to ensure your satisfaction. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air West Windsor NJ?
Imagine coming home after a whole day out in the sun. Your A/C kicks on, and you notice that it is blowing warm air. Luckily, this is a standard AC issue. In this article, we will discuss why your air conditioning is blowing hot air.
Wrong Temperature On Your Thermostat
The first thing you need to do is check your thermostat. Make sure that you set the temperature correctly. Also, check that you didn’t accidentally set it to ‘heat.’ If it is, simply set it back to ‘cool’ and see if it starts blowing cool air.
You also need to check the thermostat to see if it is on ‘auto’ or ‘on.’ When the thermostat is set to ‘on,’ the fan is blowing even though it isn’t cooling or heating the room This situation causes your AC to blow out warm air when the outdoor unit isn’t running. Use the ‘auto’ setting instead.
Faulty Circuit Breaker
Another reason that the air that is coming out of your vents feels hot is that the circuit breaker tripped or the AC blew a fuse. Check the electrical panel that is supplying the power to your HVAC system. Since HVAC units require a lot of energy to run, a circuit breaker may shut down automatically when there is too much power demand. Contact a professional HVAC contractor and have your A/C checked immediately when this happens.
The refrigerant is the coolant used in your AC’s refrigeration cycle. One of the most common reasons for your air conditioner’s inability to cool your house down has to do with refrigerant issues.
Refrigerant leaks can happen due to a variety of reasons such as a loose joint or a worn service valve. Even a small hole can affect your AC’s functionality. When refrigerant cannot flow properly, your system is unable to air condition your home.
Fixing this problem is not as simple as adding more refrigerant in your system. A trusted HVAC technician should fix the leak, test the repair, and charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant.
Low Refrigerant Level
Remember that your AC’s refrigerant charge must match the manufacturer’s specification. Loose joints or poor assembly can cause a low refrigerant level. Having the incorrect amount of refrigerant causes the loss of the AC’s cooling capacity. Also, it can cause the compressor motor to overheat. Call a qualified technician to fix your refrigerant problems.
Your air conditioner is made up of essential components. One of these is the compressor, the heart of the cooling system. It is responsible for making the refrigerant absorb heat. If the compressor breaks, it cannot help the coolant absorb the high amounts of heat. The outdoor coils cannot adequately cool the air, and the expansion tank’s purpose becomes ineffective.
Dirty Outdoor Unit
The outdoor unit, known as the condenser, is made up of a compressor, cooling fins and tubes, and a fan. A dirty condenser, however, might be the cause of your AC blowing warm air into your home.
The hot air from inside your house travels to the outdoor evaporator coils. It is where the heat from your home is released and removed. Due to this process, the condenser coils need free airflow. If the condenser coils are dirty, the fan in your outdoor unit cannot do its job and handle all the hot air. This situation will result in your air conditioner blowing hot air inside your home instead.
Like the condenser coils, the cooling fan needs to be free from dust and debris for it to work correctly. If the airflow is restricted, the outdoor unit cannot cool the refrigerant and release the heat absorbed from inside your home. Clear the obstructions that limit the airflow by sweeping away the debris that accumulated around your condenser. Also, make sure to trim away any plants that have grown within two-feet around the outdoor unit. Be sure to call a professional to perform a tune-up on your air conditioner. Pat of a tune-up includes cleaning your system so that it runs well.
Your air conditioner is meant to give you optimum comfort. When it is not working at its best, make sure to call PFO Heating & Air Conditioning. Our team of NATE certified technicians has the knowledge and years of experience to diagnose and repair all your HVAC issues correctly. We offer a wide range of services for your cooling system, making sure that we deliver the best solutions at affordable costs. Call us today for a free estimate.
Some of the areas we service include Kingston, Plainsboro, Princeton, Princeton Junction, and these zip codes: 08528, 08536, 08540, 08550 as well as all surrounding areas in West Windsor Township, New Jersey.