Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Warm Air?

 

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon Monoxide, also known as CO is a gas that can be produced by incomplete combustion when carbon-based materials such as, wood, propane, natural gas, oil, gasoline, and kerosene are burned.Come gia detto in precedenza, le slot machine onlines sono un gioco di pura fortuna, per tale ragione non esiste alcuna strategia in grado di garantire una migliore possibilita di vincere.

CO is COLORLESS & ODORLESS!!!!!! 

If you have been subjected to CO poisoning you may have flu-like symptoms such as; headaches, dizziness, vomiting, weakness, and tightness in the chest. Be suspicious of all family members who share similar symptoms and that clear when outside of your home. If symptoms persist see a doctor, and have your heating system checked for any CO leaks.

TO PREVENT CO Poisoning:

  1. Have a licensed heating contractor inspect your heating system yearly
  2. Never use a gas range to heat your home
  3. Keep flues and chimneys free of debris
  4. Clear snow and ice Come  from exhaust and combustion air vents for gas appliances
  5. Use a clean filter in your furnace- standards are that you change your filter monthly
  6. Do not operate a BBQ grill in a closed area
  7. Do not run a gasoline powered equipment in a closed area
  8. Check for rusted pipes that run from the furnace to the hot water heater, do not patch, they need to be replaced immediately
  9. purchase a CO detector, this detector works like a fire alarm detecting large amounts of CO. Remember CO is known as the silent killer, preventative measures save lives.

If you suspect CO:

  • DO NOT PANIC, get out of the building quickly
  • If anyone is experiencing symptoms or overcome by poisoning call 911
  • Open doors and windows for fresh air
  • Turn T-stat to lowest setting
  • Turn off all un-vented appliances
  • Turn the water heater to lowest setting
  • Check flues obstructions
  • Check for soot around the heater and furnace
  • Check for vehicles or small engine operating in attached garages or basement

If you are unable to determine the cause call a licensed heating contractor

80% efficient furnaces to be phased out.

Buying a new furnace will be getting a lot more expensive. Starting in the year 2013 the Federal Government is mandating new energy guidelines  for furnace installs. New furnaces have to be a minimum of 90% efficient. This may sound like a really good thing, but in many ways it is not.

Most of our customers choose some type of 80% furnace. There are a lot of models available that can improve the comfort, safety, and efficiency of almost any home.

The units that are being phased out can have several advantages when looking at the big picture.

A.)  The 80% furnaces can make fitting to existing duct-work and A/C systems easier. (otherwise an additional expense)

B.) Using the existing flue system means that there is no need to add new piping through the home. (an additional expense)

C.) In most cases the initial cost for a 90% or above furnace will be a minimum of $1000-$1500 more then a 80% furnace. This can buy a lot of energy.

D.) Often times the actual energy difference is so little that the payback period can take 10+ years.

If you are do for a new furnace, your furnace is 12 years or older, or you want to take advantage of the 80% furnace… your time is running out.

Call us NOW so we can reserve a unit for you and get you scheduled for a new furnace.