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3 Reasons Your AC Might Be Blowing Hot Air


When the seasons change and the weather starts getting warmer here in the Canton, Georgia, area, one of the first things you may do is switch your HVAC system from warm to cool. But if your AC is blowing warm air, you may need to bring in an HVAC technician to diagnose the issue.

Dirty Air Filter

Changing the filters in your furnace and air conditioner is a necessary task but, unfortunately, many homeowners forget about it until the HVAC system has an issue. Put a reminder in your phone or on your calendar to change your filter every month; this prevents it from getting so clogged that air can’t flow freely. If you can’t reach your air filter, you can always have an HVAC technician handle the task as part of a maintenance program.

Debris on the Outdoor Unit

When your air conditioner turns on, it pulls outdoor air through the unit that sits near your home. Head outside and check the outdoor unit to see if dirt, leaves, and other debris are blocking the airflow. You can use a shop-vac to remove debris from the unit’s exterior, but it’s best to hire a professional for anything beyond that. You may notice that plants or trees are growing too close to the unit, in which case you should trim them back.

Low Refrigerant Level

A home air conditioner requires refrigerant to cool the air that moves through the ducts and vents. If your system is low on refrigerant, the air will feel warm. One sign to look for is ice forming on the indoor and outdoor units. Adding refrigerant to the AC is dangerous, so you should always have an HVAC technician do this for you.

If your air conditioner is blowing warm air instead of keeping your home cool, make sure to get it fixed before the weather gets too warm. Give our team at E. Smith a call today at 678-369-8866 and schedule a service call for your cooling system.

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