Remember that old saying. “If you don’t like the weather in Nebraska wait five minutes.” This spring has proven to be no different. The weather is hot one day and cold the next. Remember that it should be 60 or 65 degrees to accurately check your AC system. While this is important to remember, you should still call and make an appointment now, rather than wait until it’s too hot. Those hot and humid summer days are fast approaching.
Unfortunately, many home owners wait until it is too hot outside to test their AC. This can lead to a lot of frustration and an uncomfortable living environment. Like you, many who waited until extreme temperatures are now calling the HVAC offices, so services providers are extremely busy, causing long wait times for repair.
The biggest questions our company receives are:
Why is my AC blowing warm air?
Is there something I can look at before having your company out?
There are a few reasons why your AC may be blowing warm air and these are things you can check for before calling us out.
- Start with the basics, is your unit switched to the cool setting? Many times the thermostat is the issue to why you are not getting cooling. Make sure that your settings are correct and that batteries are replaced if needed.
- Has the filter been change recently? A dirty or clogged air filter will block air flow. It can cause damage to the coils inside of the AC. This is a common problem and a simple fix. Changing your filters monthly will save you costly repair bills.
Air Conditioning units should be checked and cleaned yearly by a licensed technician. To make sure that your unit is running efficiently. Often time’s technicians can spot minor problems before they develop into costly repairs, replacements, or long periods of time without air conditioning.
Another common reason an air conditioning unit would blow warm air is the loss of refrigerant.
For refrigerant issues, you will need to call a technician to come inspect your unit. If refrigerant is not just right within your system it cannot do its job, which is to refrigerate. Signs that your unit might have a refrigerant issue are; frozen lines to/from the unit, blowing warm air, or water around the unit. In this case you should shut the unit off, leave the fan running, and call a technician.
For more information or to schedule your annual cleaning and check please call our office (402)493-1500.