It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting warmer, and you rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable. But what happens when you turn on your AC unit and it starts blowing out warm air? Not only is this frustrating, but it can also be costly if you have to keep running your unit while it’s not working properly. Let’s discuss the possible problems you might be facing.

The Air Filter Is Dirty

The air filter keeps dirt, dust, and other airborne particles from entering your home through the AC unit. Over time, the air filter can become clogged with these particles, which prevents it from doing its job. As a result, your AC unit has to work harder to circulate cool air throughout your home — which can lead to warm air being blown out of the unit.

If you think the air filter may be the problem, inspect it to see if it needs to be replaced. Most filters should be replaced every few months. However, if your home is especially dusty, you may need to replace it more often.

The Thermostat Is Set Incorrectly

If the thermostat is set to “Heat” instead of “Cool,” your AC unit will blow out warm air. This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s something that many people overlook— especially if they have a programmable thermostat. So, before you call for AC repair, look at the thermostat and ensure it’s set to “Cool.”

If you have a programmable thermostat, you may also want to check the settings to ensure that it’s programmed correctly for the current weather conditions.

The AC Unit Is Low on Refrigerant

Refrigerant is what helps your AC unit cool the air. If the unit is low on refrigerant, it will not be able to properly cool your home, which can result in warm air being blown out of the vents.

Your Contractor Choice for HVAC

When you need professional AC services, look no further than Mountain View Heating. Our team of experts will quickly identify the problem and get your AC unit up and running again in no time.

Mountain View Heating is a family-owned and operated company that has been providing heating and cooling services to the residents of Bend, OR, for over 40 years. Our other services deal with include furnaces, heat pumps, indoor air quality, zoning systems, ductwork, and humidifiers. We also offer 24/7 emergency heating and cooling services. Contact Mountain View Heating today.

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