Why Is Hot Air Coming From My AC in Sumter, SC?

Hot air blowing from the AC in your Sumter, SC home could indicate a serious problem. There are several problems that can cause an AC to blow hot air.

Blockage in the Condensate Line

Your AC system creates condensation during the cooling process. The condensate line allows the moisture to drain outside of your home. If the condensate line develops a blockage, your AC could blow warm air until the blockage is clear.

Faulty Compressor or Refrigerant Leak

The AC system needs a steady supply of refrigerant to produce cool air. If the compressor is faulty, it can affect how well the refrigerant works. And if the refrigerant is unable to produce liquid and cool the air, the AC will blow warm air.

Furthermore, your AC can’t produce cold air without refrigerant. If you’re getting warm air, it’s possible that the refrigerant is leaking.

Dirty Evaporator Coils

Evaporator coils absorb hot air and allow that air to cool. Dirty evaporator coils lose the ability to properly cool the air. If that happens, you’ll feel warm or hot air blowing from the AC.

Wrong Thermostat Setting

You may have forgotten to switch your thermostat to cool. Or perhaps the temperature you’ve set isn’t cool enough. Another possibility is that the fan is set to on and not auto, which can produce warm air.

A Broken AC System

The unit generally lasts anywhere from 15 to 20 years if it receives regular maintenance. But any AC older than that will begin to have performance issues. It’s possible that it’s time for you to upgrade your equipment.

A professional can help you figure out why your AC is blowing hot air. Contact Air Solutions Heating and Cooling for air conditioning repair and other services.

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