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Why Your AC May Blow Warm Air

thermometer-in-the-redWhile Connecticut may not have famously hot summer weather the way that certain other areas in the country do, the temperatures can still get quite uncomfortable around here during the summer months. As much as well all look forward to shutting down our heaters for the final time at the close of each winter, we know that it is only a matter of time before we’re firing the ACs up. We also know that it gets hot enough around here for any air conditioning problems to be major points of concern.

One of the most alarming problems that homeowners may encounter with their air conditioners is a system that is blowing warm air. You don’t need to be a trained professional to realize that this means there is something wrong with your home cooling system. There is some good news here, though. The problem may not actually be as serious as it first seems. It could be, however, so diagnosing the problem accurately is very important.

Rule Out Obvious Fixes

When there is actually a problem with your air conditioning system in Stamford, CT, it is vital that you schedule prompt air conditioning repairs with trained professionals. The issue is that problems that sometimes seem very serious at first may actually have some very simple, straightforward solutions that you really do not need trained professionals to deal with.

For instance, it is very possible that your air conditioner that is not functioning properly may just have its thermostat set incorrectly. If your air conditioner is blowing warm air, your system may be in a “fan-only” mode. This will leave the fan unit powered up, but it will just be blowing unconditioned air throughout the house. You may also have a heat pump that you’ve accidentally set over to the heating mode. These sound like obvious issues, and they are, but sometimes the most obvious situations can slip right by us.

If the issue does not seem to be with your thermostat settings, then you should also check to see if your outdoor unit is still functioning. If it isn’t and your system is blowing hot air, it could be something as simple as a tripped circuit breaker. Your indoor and outdoors are — or should be — running on different designated circuits. If the breaker for the outdoor unit’s circuit has tripped, then the system may be blowing unconditioned air. Simply flipping the breaker switch is enough to solve this problem.

Schedule Professional Service If There Is No Clear Fix

Once you’ve ruled out such basic problems, it is time to dial our number to schedule professional air conditioning services. Just because this problem doesn’t necessarily mean that something serious has gone wrong does not mean that nothing has gone wrong. You could have a refrigerant leak, for instance. This will result in an AC that struggles to cool air effectively, and continuing to run a system with low refrigerant levels puts a lot of strain on the system and can cause serious damages over time.

Your air ducts could also be leaking. If so, they can draw warm air into the system and cause your air conditioner to underperform. This may not be as immediate an issue as a refrigerant leak, but it is still going to cause a lot of strain on the system as you pay more for less comfort. Professional duct sealing is the only way to effectively resolve the issue.

Contact Celco Heating and Air Conditioning for all of your cooling service needs. 


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