Why is my air conditioner not blowing cold air?
Do you want to know why your air conditioner is not blowing cold air? Find out some of the main reasons your air conditioning unit may not be working properly. You’ll be surprised with some of the easy, at home solutions!
During the heat of a Midwestern summer, the last thing anyone wants is for their air conditioner to stop working correctly. Therefore, a common question homeowners typically have when there is an issue with their air conditioner is, “Why is my air conditioner blowing warm air?”
There are few possibilities of things that could be happening.
First Step: Check to see if air is coming out of the vents. Even if it’s not cold, this helps figure out the problem.
1) Thermostat Fan Setting – Check which setting your thermostat fan is on. You want it set to “auto,” rather than “on.” The “on” setting means your air conditioner will blow air regardless of whether it’s being cooled or not.
2) Air Filter – Your air filter may need to be changed. If the filter is dirty, air cannot flow through it as well, thus causing your issue.
3) Outside Air Conditioning Unit – The area around the outside portion of your air conditioning unit should be clear and clean. If there are plants or bushes crowding the unit, this could be your problem. You also want to check the fan on this unit to see if it is working. If it is not, you’ll want to contact a professional to fix it.
The other issue that could be causing your air conditioner not to blow cold air may deal with the refrigerant. It is possible for your AC to be low on refrigerant, something caused by a refrigerant leak, and this is something you’ll need a professional to fix.
This isn’t an exhaustive list of solutions, but it will help give direction as you try to figure out what is wrong with your air conditioner.
If you have any issues along the way or want a professional to troubleshoot and fix your system, ask our expert technicians for help.