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Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

Everyone knows what to expect out of their air conditioner, and while some problems can be very subtle, others are as plain as the nose on your face. For instance, “why is my air conditioner blowing hot air?” If you turn your AC on, and cool air doesn’t come out of your vents, there’s definitely a serious problem. Here in West Palm Beach, air conditioning repair services are on hand to hunt down the cause, which usually falls into one of a few specific categories. We’ve provided a quick breakdown of the most obvious ones below.

In the first case, a lack of refrigerant usually leads to a lack of cool air. Your air conditioner needs a specific amount of refrigerant in order to work as it should. When leaks spring up, ice forms on the evaporator coils, which not only represents lost cooling potential but forms a barrier between the remaining coolant and the air it’s supposed to cool.

Similar problems can also occur if the compressor runs into trouble, either because of a difficulty with the motor or some other problem with the array. That affects the amount of refrigerant shifting into liquid form, which can be just as damaging as a lack of refrigerant, as well as leading to a dearth of cool air.

In some cases, the problem may come from outside of the system. If a breach occurs, it could pull warm air into the ducts. Indeed, in some cases, the air flow will exacerbate the problem: pulling warm air in faster and faster until there is no cool air at all. This is likely the case if the system blows hot air through one vent only.

Regardless of the cause, you need to call in a professional whenever you spot your air conditioner blowing hot air. A variety of air conditioning services in West Palm Beach, FL can be performed by the experts at Envirotech Air Quality Services. We dedicate ourselves to your complete satisfaction, and we won’t rest until we’ve found the source of the problem. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!

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