We’re still in the heat of summer so it’s more important than ever that your AC not only be working but that it actually feels cold. You read that right. Sometimes the fan can be working great, but when you actually feel the air, it feels warm. In this post, we’ll talk about why that happens, if you should be concerned, and what you can do about it.
The first thing you should do is check your thermostat. Make sure that it’s set to “cool” not “heat.” Mishaps can happen often, and if you’re feeling warm air from your vents, it’s entirely possible that the setting was accidentally changed. Just double-check it. In most situations, you’ll also want to make sure the setting is on “AUTO” as opposed to “ON.” If it’s set to “ON” the fan will blow constantly, even if the air has reached the desired temperature – which could make it feel warm.
We mention this in many of our posts because it’s important: the area around your exterior AC unit should be clean. There should not be leaves, bushes, woodpiles, or other debris on or around your AC unit. If there’s too much clutter around your unit, it will prevent warm air from leaving your home and could make the AC feel hot. This is easily fixable by removing the debris. Trim nearby bushes and sweep away grass and leaves to ensure continuous airflow.
Occasionally, the exterior AC unit will lose power completely. This is generally due to a mistakenly switched circuit breaker or emergency shutoff switch (located on an exterior wall, near the unit). Check these to make sure everything’s ON.
Making sure your thermostat and exterior AC unit are up and running properly are pretty easy. If you’ve checked these and are still experiencing warm air coming through your vents, there are a few other possibilities. These can include:
- Refrigerant leak/low on freon
- Evaporator coil needs cleaning
- Duct problems
These are all issues that require a professional like The Bosworth Company for repair.
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The Bosworth Company in Kerrville has experts to make sure your air conditioning is COLD again! Make an appointment today by calling 830-428-2764 or scheduling one online. The Bosworth Company. Worth the Call. Always.