Many of us look forward to being home after a long day out because we know that we can always rely on our air conditioners to keep our home cool. But nothing could be more frustrating than discovering that our air conditioner is blowing warm air when we know this should not be the case.
When your air conditioner is functioning well, you’ll consider it as one of your best investments especially during hot days when comfort is a priority. But like any other appliance, sometimes it may not work as well as it should. In some cases, you’ll discover that your air conditioner blows warm air. If this happens, don’t panic. We’ll give you three reasons why your air conditioner can no longer cool your home.
Read on to learn why this happens.
It doesn’t necessarily mean your air conditioner is malfunctioning if it emits warm air; it’s probably just the remote. This should be the first thing you check when your air conditioner is blowing hot air. It may be that you’ve set your remote to “heat” accidentally. If this is the case then all you need to do is to set it back to “cool” and in a matter of seconds it will start to emit cool air again.
Another possible cause is low refrigerant. This could be because of poor assembly, loose joints or a worn out service valve. To fix this all you need to do is to contact a qualified air conditioner technician. Do not, under any circumstance, attempt to fix this on your own because tinkering with a refrigerant is very dangerous.
When you use your air conditioner it circulates air through the filters. If and when a filter gets dirty, it will also result in a dirty evaporator coil and blower fan. And when your coil and fan accumulate debris and dust, airflow will be impeded and cooling will be compromised. In addition, if your air conditioner builds up dirt it will freeze your evaporator coils. You’ll probably think that frozen evaporator coils would make your air conditioner blow cooler air. Well, it’s the opposite. If your coils are frozen, the more it will block the flow of cool air. The solution? Have your air conditioner cleaned regularly by professionals.
It is not advisable that you clean your air conditioner yourself because this can be hazardous to your safety. If you attempt to clean it yourself you might end up destroying your unit. Leave this job to professional air conditioner cleaners like HydroKleen.
At HydroKleen we are committed to make sure that your air conditioning systems are free of dirty, mould and mildew. We specialise in cleaning a air conditioners to ensure that you and your family are enjoying cool air. Our comprehensive air conditioning service will make sure that the air you breathe is fresh and clean.