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Why is My Air Conditioner Pushing Out Warm Air?

It can feel nearly impossible to get through a Boston summer when the air conditioner isn’t functioning. An air conditioner that puts out hot air is extremely frustrating, leaving homeowners in a state of panic. Fortunately, there are several reasons to why this could be possible, all of which aren’t as bad as they seem.

Thermostat is Set Incorrectly: You may have simply set your unit to “fan-only” mode which can be adjusted in a second.

Refrigerant Leak: If you use the air conditioner constantly, a joint can become loose which causes the refrigerant to leak. Sometimes it could be due to a service valve or the leak could be completely random. In order to prevent another refrigerant leak, make sure the unit is serviced before you turn it on for the summer months.

Blown Out Breaker Switch: When a breaker has too much current it will turn off for safety reasons. Air conditioners due use a significant amount of current which can trigger the flip breaker to turn off.Prior to having the air conditioner installed, speak with an electrician to make sure the breaker can handle the current.

Compressor: When the compressor isn’t functioning, the entire HVAC system won’t work. This issue is typically overlooked, unfortunately. If the compressor isn’t working, the refrigerant gases can’t be taken from the evaporator and converted into high-pressure gas. Compressors typically stop working because of electrical failures, refrigerant issues and overheating.

Dirty Coils: When the air conditioner’s coils are dirty there is a major lack of air flow which causes hot air to be blown out. Make sure to schedule your annual air conditioner inspection to ensure this does not happen to your system!

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