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Why is My AC Blowing Warm Air?

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It’s a dreadful experience when you turn on your air conditioner, anticipating a cool breeze, only to be greeted by a gust of hot air. This is particularly distressing during a heatwave or on a sweltering summer day when all you crave is a refreshing chill.

Before you reach out for professional help, there are a few things you can inspect. If you’d rather not handle these checks yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us at Big Cat Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling. Our skilled Colorado Springs AC installation and repair technicians will be there promptly! In no time, you’ll be enjoying the cool air you’ve been longing for.

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Here are 4 common reasons why your AC might be blowing warm air, and how you can address them:

1) Inspect the Circuit Breaker

Could your circuit breaker have tripped without your knowledge? If the circuit is overloaded or the breaker needs replacement, this can occur frequently. In fact, it’s a more common issue than you might imagine! We receive numerous calls where the breaker is the culprit, not the air conditioner. So, it’s worth examining your breaker before seeking professional AC repair.

2) Review Your Thermostat Settings

Has someone inadvertently increased the temperature setting on your thermostat or, even worse, switched it to “Heat” instead of “Cool”? Ensure your settings are exactly as you want them before you worry about your air conditioner.

If you have a programmable thermostat, verify each setting. A simple mistake like confusing “AM” for “PM” could be the root of your problem. If you can adjust your thermostat settings via your phone, ensure no one has tampered with it as a prank or out of ignorance. If you’ve recently allowed a child to play with your phone, they could have unintentionally disrupted your thermostat programming!

3) Replace the Filter

All the air that your system circulates must pass through the filter. If the filter is blocked, the system won’t receive the necessary air, which may result in warm air blowing from your vents. Most filters require replacement between once a month and once a quarter, depending on your system’s specifics and usage frequency. Neglecting this can cause your AC to underperform.

4) Clean Your Air Conditioner

Dust and debris can accumulate on the evaporator coils in your outdoor AC unit. Remove the cover and gently clean these. As these coils perform the crucial task of cooling air for your home, ensure they are thoroughly cleaned, then run your system again. This simple task can significantly enhance your AC’s performance and its ability to cool your home effectively. Remember to clean them gently to avoid damaging the unit.

If these steps don’t resolve the issue, reach out to us for air conditioning repair immediately. If your unit can be repaired, our Colorado Springs AC installation and repair team will handle it swiftly. If it can’t, we’ll have your new Colorado Springs AC installation completed before you know it. Regain the comfort of a cool home and call Big Cat Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling today!

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