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This summer has been the hottest on record in Arizona. Hot weather can have serious health consequences, not to mention just make you miserable. If your AC blowing hot air is driving you nuts — and making you feel sick — you need to fix the situation fast.
In this post, we’ll tell you five of the most common reasons for an AC blowing hot air.
Then, we’ll tell you who you can rely on to help you tackle the problem, so you can get back to beating the heat!
1. Your Air Filter Is Dirty
Sometimes, the solution isn’t as complicated as you might think. Since air filters exist to trap dust, dirt, and pet dander, they can get filthy pretty fast.
They can also be the cause of the hot air blowing through your vents. Clean out yours or replace it altogether and see if that solves the problem.
2. Your Thermostat Is The Culprit
You might think the problem is with your AC unit — but have you considered it might really be an issue with your thermostat?
Sometimes, the hot air is caused by a thermostat that’s accidentally been switched to a heating position (especially if you have kids that like to play with the buttons.)
Other times, the fix is as simple as switching out the thermostat’s batteries.
3. Your Refrigerant Is Leaking
If you have extra liquid leaking out of your AC unit, it’s not something you should handle on your own. Refrigerant can be deadly to pets and children if ingested, so you need to get help immediately.
Additionally, keep in mind that you should never refill your refrigerant.
4. Your Breaker Switch Is Broken
Much like a car, if one part of your air conditioning unit is broken, it can throw off the rest of the system.
Your breaker switch is one of the most crucial components of your AC unit, and when it breaks, the unit can’t produce cold air.
You may be able to reset the breaker switch on your own, but if not, it’s likely a symptom of a larger electrical issue.
This means you’ll need to call in the pros for backup.
5. Your AC Is Frozen
The final cause of all that hot air?
A frozen air conditioning unit — yes, even in the blazing heat of summer. Air conditioning units can freeze because of the refrigerant leaks we mentioned above. They can also freeze thanks to a simple block in your air flow, or a clogged up filter.
How can you tell if your AC is frozen?
Check its exterior for any signs of ice, however small.
If you notice this, it’s not something you should try to fix on your own. Call in the services of a professional to be on the safe side and to ensure the problem actually gets fixed.
AC Blowing Hot Air? We Can Help
Now that you know some of the most common reasons why your AC is putting out hot air instead of cold, it’s time to get the problem fixed as soon as possible.
That’s where we come in..
Don’t spend one more day in misery. Instead, rely on our expert HVAC service in Gilbert and the Arizona Valley to get the problem fixed, and prevent it from happening in the future.