Although the summer solstice isn’t until June 20, it’s safe to say that a majority of people across the country would agree that it already feels like summer. This is especially true if the kids in your local school district are done with the spring semester. With the warmer temperatures and longer days comes the need to run your AC in your home if you want to stay cool.
Unfortunately, air conditioning units are fairly complicated machines. Several aspects of your unit can break down during the summer, leaving you without cool and refreshing air in your home. One of the more common issues that homeowners run into is a unit that’s blowing warm air. Warm air coming through your vents doesn’t help anything when it’s 80 degrees inside your home. Here are a few of the reasons your AC could be blowing warm air—and what we can do to fix it:
- User error: Before you pick up the phone and call us for air conditioning repair in Kandiyohi County, MN, make sure the source of the issue isn’t a simple user error. Depending on the model of your thermostat, it can be easy to accidentally set it to “heat.”
- Leaking refrigerant: Without the proper refrigerant level, your unit can’t produce any cold air. It can be tough to tell where the leak is coming from, but it’s usually caused by a loose joint due to old age or heavy use. Call one of our technicians to identify the source of the leak, repair the broken area and replace the refrigerant that’s been lost.
- Frozen AC unit: It may seem strange, but air conditioning units can actually freeze up. This happens when condensation builds up inside the unit and freezes essential parts of the air conditioner. It usually happens when a homeowner runs their unit at the coldest setting for a long period of time. It’s really easy to avoid this problem: don’t run your AC all day every day! Constantly running your unit can cause freezing, and is also a waste of energy.
- Dirty air filters: They may not seem like it, but air filters are a key component of your air conditioning unit. If they’re dirty or old, they won’t be able to do their job, which is to prevent dirt and debris from getting into your unit and contaminating your circulating air. You need to replace your filters on a regular basis. You can pick up new air filters for just a couple of dollars at your local hardware store.
The best way to avoid dealing with an air conditioner that’s blowing warm air—or any other problem that necessitates air conditioning repair in Kandiyohi County, MN—is by calling one of our professionals to perform maintenance on your unit each year. One of our certified technicians will thoroughly clean your air conditioner and fix anything that’s broken or looks like it might break sooner rather than later.
Give Kraemer Refrigeration, Heating & A/C a call today to schedule repair or maintenance services with one of our friendly professional HVAC technicians!