Why is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

Handling Your Home Comfort Needs in Winters, CA

Have you ever woken up to a hot, stifling home where no fan will help? Realizing your air conditioning is out on a summer day can quickly derail your whole week. Children, the elderly, and immune compromised residents are especially at risk for heat exhaustion and other ailments without the help of cool, reliable AC. Call the team at Pearce Heating & Air right away to assess what’s going on and work on an AC repair, replacement, or maintenance issue. In the meantime, here are a few steps you can take to try and address the problem yourself.

Look Over Your Thermostat Settings

It’s always possible that someone in your home or the party you threw last night accidentally adjusted the thermostat. Or you may have changed the schedule from a.m. to p.m. without realizing it. If the issue keeps happening, check your thermostat app or change out your batteries to see if it resolves the problem.

Check Your Circuit Breakers

If your home is very hot and you have several appliances, devices, and technology running, you may have overloaded your circuits and tripped a breaker. Circuits can quickly trip when there are too many fans and electronics going at the same time. Before you call an expert to take a look, check your circuit breakers, just in case. You could save yourself a service call.

Clean Out Your AC Unit

Dirt, dust, and debris can get trapped on your evaporator coils and other areas of the outside unit of your AC. Before you do anything else, switch off the power from your circuit breaker that leads to your HVAC or air conditioner to stay safe. Next, use a screwdriver to remove the lid, carefully rinse the coils and look for any signs of blockages. Work carefully so as not to disturb anything else in your AC. Even if the problem isn’t your coils, you can still maximize the performance of your air conditioner and may see a dip in your utility bills. .

Switch Out Your Old AC Filter

Sometimes a faulty AC is nothing more than a dirty, clogged filter. When they’re too dirty, they blow allergens and contaminants into your home and make your system sluggish. You may even feel hot air pouring from your events. Change out your filters once every 1 to 3 months. However, that figure can fluctuate depending on how new your system is and how often you use it.

Check for Refrigerant Leaks

Low refrigerant levels or leaks are a common problem and will quickly deplete your air conditioner and cause it to blow warm air. It may be a simple fix. However, some leaks are due to corrosion or damage to your system. It’s possible you may need a new air conditioning system. We’re here to help and also offer flexible financing options to make your investment hassle-free.

Look for Clues of Frozen Evaporator Coils

Coils can get dusty, messy, and rusty, but they can also freeze. When your condensate drain clogs and gets blocked, moisture on the coil can freeze. The results are an air conditioner that works sporadically and leaks. Call the team at Pearce for routine AC maintenance or repairs to resolve the problem.

Consider Ductwork Seal Problems

If you have old ductwork in your home, they could have pinpoint holes, tears, or leaks. That air can escape into hot areas, like your attic, and never reach the rest of your home. Depending on the issue, you may need your ducts sealed or a system upgrade.

Think About the Age of Your AC System

Is your HVAC or air conditioner 10 years old or older? It may be nearing the end of its lifespan and no longer working efficiently. At some point, it’s not worth the cost to keep repairing an HVAC and you may need a new installation. Otherwise, you’re spending money on repairs and soaring energy bills as your system tries to keep up with cooling your home.

Call Pearce Heating & Air Today for Air Conditioning Repair

If your AC is still blowing hot air, we’re here to help. The team at Pearce Heating & Air will come over to look over your unit, talk through the plan, and offer upfront pricing you can trust. We’ll make sure your air conditioner is fixed and cools down your home as soon as possible. We also offer air conditioning installation with flexible financing options, maintenance plans, and more. Call us today!

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