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Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Warm Air?

Posted on: May 18, 2016

Generally speaking, the absolute last thing you want your air conditioner to do is blow warm air into your Dallas home. It’s hot enough already without your cooling system deciding it wants to pursue a career change! While not all that uncommon, warm air from your unit could be caused by a decent number of issues, all different and not necessarily related. So how do you root out the true cause? With the assistance of the certified experts at Total Air & Heat, of course!

We’ve been providing Plano and its homeowners with extensive, high-quality repair and maintenance solutions for decades! We’re quite familiar with cooling systems that blow warm air, so let’s take a moment to go over the potential causes.

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Reasons Your AC Is Blowing Warm Air

Before we get rolling here, let’s cover a basic cause. Is your system set to “cool”? Double check to be sure! It may seem silly, but we’ve answered quite a number of calls only to find this as the source of the problem. Accidents happen! Maybe someone elbowed the thermostat, or perhaps some curious kids got ahold of the controls. Checking this out first could save you a costly call and we wouldn’t want you to feel the frustration of having an expert out only to locate such an overlooked issue.

Everything on and set as it should be? Good! If that wasn’t your problem, it is likely:

  • Poor air flow. In this case, the air from your system isn’t necessarily warm per-se, but there’s simply not enough of it circulating to appropriately cool your Plano home. This could be from dust and debris build up in the components or it could be as simple as changing your filter.
  • Refrigerant leaks or low refrigerant levels. When your system lacks refrigerant, the substance responsible for moving thermal energy through your cooling system, it can result in your unit blowing warm air. You can also find that low refrigerant can lead to a freeze up.
  • Electrical malfunctions. Poor electrical connections or damaged wires can lead to a very large number of air conditioner issues—one of which, of course, is warm air! You might be able to spot a damaged wire or poor connection just at a glance, but we would strongly urge you to never handle electrical components or wires on your own! Shock is a very real, very serious risk. Leave electrical components to the professionals.
  • Outdoor unit failure. The easy answer for this one is a buildup of leaves or debris around the fins of your outdoor unit. If this is the case, simply remove them with a strong-bristled broom. It could also be caused by electrical failure, compressor failure, or a clog in your system—all of which require a professional.  

Warm air from your air conditioner in Dallas can be downright maddening. Mostly because of the sheer diversity in causes. You may get one issue handled, only to find another pop up! This is why having a certified expert handle your air conditioner repair is ideal. Total Air & Heat has all of the tools, knowledge, and experience to get your system set right the first time, and we can ensure you’ll be enjoying the comfort you need all season long!

Air Conditioner Repair in Dallas & Plano, Texas

When your air conditioner isn’t doing its job, you can trust the experts at Total Air & Heat to make it right. With more than 50 years of experience under our belts, we’ve seen every repair scenario there is and guarantee a 24-hour response time anywhere in the Dallas area.

Contact Total Air & Heat today to get a quote on air conditioner repair in the Greater Dallas area, including Plano!

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