Feb 3, 2012
It’s frustrating to experience warm air blowing out of your air conditioner in your Longview, Texas, home. When you’re already battling the hot Texas summers, it’s probably the last thing you want to feel in your home. Although it’s a sign something is wrong with your unit, the solution might be easier than you expect.
If you feel warm air coming from your vents, don’t panic. The solution could be as simple as replacing the batteries in your thermostat. Also, check your thermostat settings to see if it’s placed on cool instead of the fan setting, which could contribute to the warm air. Finally, make sure a programmable thermostat isn’t set to change the temperature throughout the day causing your home to feel warmer at times.
Clogged air filters are another common perpetrator of warm air throughout your home. When your air filters get clogged, air isn’t able to flow through your home evenly. Clogged filters make it harder for the cold air from your air conditioner to get through the filter and into your home causing warm air spots throughout your home. Check your air filters monthly or if you’re experiencing warm air. Clogged air filters also can cause higher utility bills and poor indoor air quality, so they aren’t ever something to ignore.
The worst case scenario is that your air conditioner is broken. If your air conditioner is blowing warm air, first check the batteries in your thermostat and the air filter. If those two things seem fine, don’t delay calling your HVAC technician. Warm air could signify a major issue with your air conditioner. Even if the warm air doesn’t feel that bad, it’s likely driving up your utility bills. It could also lead to a total break down on your unit if it’s not addressed quickly.
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