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Is Your AC Blowing Out Warm Air? Here’s Why

By April 18, 2023May 5th, 2023No Comments

There are several reasons why your AC might be blowing hot air. Here are some common causes:

  1. Dirty air filter: A dirty air filter can restrict airflow and cause your AC to work harder than it should. This can lead to overheating and a decrease in cooling performance. Check your air filter and replace it if it’s dirty.
  2. Refrigerant leak: Refrigerant is the substance that cools the air in your AC system. If there’s a leak in the refrigerant lines, your AC won’t be able to cool the air effectively, and you’ll likely notice warm air coming from your vents.
  3. Faulty compressor: The compressor is responsible for circulating refrigerant through your AC system. If the compressor is malfunctioning or has failed, your AC won’t be able to cool the air properly.
  4. Electrical issues: If there’s a problem with the electrical components of your AC system, it may not function correctly. This could lead to hot air coming from your vents.
  5. Blocked condenser unit: The condenser unit is located outside and can become blocked by debris or dirt. This can prevent proper airflow and cause your AC to blow hot air.

If you’re experiencing hot air coming from your AC system, it’s best to contact a professional HVAC technician to diagnose and fix the problem. Here at Seattle Heating & Cooling, we can identify the root cause of the issue and make the necessary repairs to get your AC working properly again. Call us today at 206-848-8080.


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