Why Is Warm Air Coming Out of My Vents?

Let’s face it, we rely on our air conditioners to keep up feeling cool and content all summer long.  And there’s nothing wrong with that.  But like every other appliance in the house, we run the risk of the air conditioner no longer working as it should.  So what do we do when we notice warm air coming out of the vents?  If you are like most, you are not experienced with AC repairs and thus need to call on the expertise of professionals in order to have your AC unit fixed.  Comfort Experts ac repair technicians are professionals you can rely on to get the job done quickly and efficiently so you can get back to enjoying your summer.  Before calling in the experts, here are some simple tips you can check to see why your AC unit is blowing warm air.Two Comfort Experts Techs Talking

Change the Air Filter

A dirty air filter will affect how well your AC unit runs during the summer.  The dirt from a dirty air filter will block the return airflow so that air doesn’t circulate properly throughout the house.  When this happens, it could cause your unit to freeze up.  In addition to the air filter, also check the outside unit to see if ice is forming on the unit.  If so, your AC unit may be functioning fine but all the cold air is being trapped inside the vents instead of coming through into the house.  It is important that you change your air filters on a regular basis, especially when your AC unit is in demand during the heat of summer.  Experts recommend changing the air filter at least once a month while using your AC all summer long.

Check the Thermostat Setting

Of course, this seems like an obvious solution, but double-check your thermostat to be sure it is set on the correct setting.  For example, make sure that the fan is set to “auto” and not “on”.  If your thermostat is set to “on”, it could be the cause of the warm air blowing out of the vents because the fan will continue to blow even when the air is not being cooled.  Keep the thermostat to “auto” so only cooled air blows out of the vents.

Look for a Refrigerant Leak

Refrigerant is important to cool the air the blows into the home as it absorbs heat from the air before it comes inside.  If your AC unit is low on refrigerant, it won’t work as it should.  Refrigerant isn’t used up as you run your AC unit, it is recycled instead.  So if you are low on refrigerant, it can only mean one thing: a leak.  If you notice refrigerator leaking from your AC unit call the AC repair experts at Comfort Experts to repair the leak and restore function to your AC.

When warm air is blowing out of your vents, there could be a problem.  If you aren’t comfortable inspecting your AC unit on your own, turn to the AC repair pros at Comfort Experts to fix the AC unit for a cool, relaxing summer.