Everybody living in Atlanta knows that spring and summer heat is serious business. The AC is crucial during these times, but it’s no surprise that it has a tendency to act up sometimes. The worst situation is feeling the warm air blowing out of the AC on a particularly hot day. Though Atlanta cooling services are always available, it is important to understand what the root cause of the problem is. There are many causes for a central AC blowing warm air, some are silly, others are much more serious.
Troubleshooting the Thermostat
Sometimes, the problem could be something as minor as having the thermostat set wrong. Always be sure to double check that the system is set to cool and that the fan is set on auto as opposed to on. If you’re lucky, this little change could potentially be the answer to your problem.
Dirty Working Conditions
If you’ve already checked your thermostat, it may be time to clean. A dirty condenser unit or a dirty air filter could be the culprit. The AC needs a clean path to be able to deliver cool, refreshing air. If dirt or debris is blocking the way, the cool air is being stopped in its tracks.
A loss of power to the outside unit could create problems within the vent. Checking the circuit breaker and emergency shutoff switch is the best thing to do here. However, be mindful that if you are consistently checking the circuit breaker, you may have a serious electrical problem. If that is the case, reach out to a professional as soon as possible!
Low or Leaking Refrigerant
Low refrigerant is a fairly common reason for AC units to blow warm air, but it is one that cannot be solved with DIY fixes. Professional help is surely needed to figure out and solve this problem. If the refrigerant is not leaking, then maybe the air ducts are. Chances are your ducts are hidden in your walls, attic, or basement, and for that reason, professional help will be necessary to get to the bottom of the problem.
Trust the Experts
Warm air inside your home on an even warmer day outside is certainly a recipe for disaster. To prevent this problem altogether, be sure to keep an eye on your cooling unit and do not forget to give your unit the care and attention it deserves. Just like the rest of your home, your condenser unit and air filter need to be monitored and cleaned regularly.
Adopting regular air conditioning maintenance with Anytime HVAC will eliminate the problem altogether and will ensure you have a happy, stress-free spring and summer. For more information and tips to maintain your cooling unit, contact Anytime HVAC or call 770-504-5881 today.