The last thing you want is for your heat pump or air conditioning unit to blow warm air even when it’s set to “cool.” This is certainly an annoying problem, especially now that summer is here, but there are various reasons for it. Broom Heating & Air Conditioning, your local HVAC repair contractor, discusses several below.
Even though summer officially began last month, some homeowners have likely forgotten to turn the thermostat from warm to cool. To remind yourself, write yourself a note or put a reminder on your phone telling you to turn the thermostat to cooling mode every time summer approaches. If you encounter the aforementioned problem now, check to make sure the fan is set to “auto,” with the temperature set below the room’s current temperature reading.
Dirty Air Filter
Your heat pump or air conditioning unit has an air filter to protect its interior components from dirt, dust and other particles. Proper airflow is vital to the HVAC system’s performance. If the air filter becomes too dirty, it may not provide enough cool air. Clean or replace air filters as needed; this way, the unit won’t take too long to cool your home.
Leaking refrigerant is something to watch out for because it could mean the joints have become worn out or the evaporator coil has accumulated rust. When this happens,it’s a sign that the heat pump or AC unit is losing its ability to blow cool air due to refrigerant leaking out of the system. This problem requires professional assistance, so you should call a certified technician who can do a thorough inspection of the HVAC unit and determine the source of the leak.
Broom Heating & Air Conditioning is the leading residential HVAC company in our local area because of our decades of experience and skilled technicians. We’re also a Carrier® Factory-Authorized Dealer, and our technicians are factory-trained to perform cooling and heating repair, replacement and maintenance work.
Call us at (803) 754-9409 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.