With the temperatures heating up, you may be turning on your air conditioner for the first time this year. If you turn on your AC, but hot air comes out- we can help break down what they may mean. There are a few simple explanations below of what the problem may be.
- Dirty evaporator coils
Dirty air filters can cause dirty evaporator coils, which may keep your AC from operating effectively. In order to keep your home cooling and to keep the coils clean, you will want to change your air filters regularly as outlined here.
If dirty evaporator coils are your problem, you will need to call a HVAC professional like us to clean them for you.
- Outside AC unit not properly maintained
If something is blocking your condenser coils air flow, it will impact your air conditioner’s ability to cool your home. Cleaning the condenser coils should be a regular activity done during your annual tune up.
A service agreement plan is a great way to ensure routine tune-ups are completed each year.
- Low on refrigerant
If there are ice forms on the inside and outside units, then this is the problem. Your AC needs a good refrigerant charge to keep your house cool.
A professional HVAC company will need to come out so that you can get a Freon charge.
- Thermostat turned to heat mode
We’re sure this isn’t the case, but make sure you have your thermostat on “cool” mode.
If you are looking to avoid this problem in the future, it may be time to sign up for a service agreement! This will ensure you get AC maintenance done during the spring before the heat of the summer kicks in.
Call us at (804) 608-8007 today to schedule a free estimate.