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Reasons Your Central Air Conditioner is Blowing Hot Air

One of the most frustrating things as a homeowner is experiencing an air conditioner that blows hot air. A qualified HVAC technician can make an accurate diagnosis, but there are some common causes to help you pinpoint the problem and help you get cool again.

Thermostat
There’s no way that the thermostat could be the culprit, right? You or one of your children may have accidentally bumped the thermostat to the “heat” setting. Also, ensure the fan setting is set to “auto” because it will only turn on when the system is cooling your air.

Dirty Condenser Unit
Your outside unit, or your condenser unit, has a lot of moving parts. Look for anything that is interfering with the moving parts of your system. Debris, leaves, and grass can impede the proper airflow through your system.

Dirty Filters
An air filter that hasn’t been replaced in a long time can restrict airflow. Dust, dirt, and debris can clog your system and cause warm air to blow out. As a general rule of thumb, replace your air filter at a minimum of every three months. Opt for a filter that has a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) of at least 8 or higher.

What Should I Do?
If you have tried the simple steps above to no avail, you should contact Aire One Heating and Cooling, HVAC services in Ontario. A certified technician will be able to diagnose more complicated issues that would be difficult for you to diagnose. These problems could range from low refrigerant to a broken return duct, both of which require a professional’s help. You could end up getting hurt or causing more damage by trying to fix it yourself.

A broken down air conditioner is inconvenient and stressful. Having a certified technician from Aire One Heating and Cooling, HVAC services in Ontario, help you out is your best bet when your AC unit is giving you trouble. You’ll appreciate the fast and efficient fix in the midst of the heat! Contact us today to schedule a repair appointment.

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