In today’s technological age, we’ve come to depend on certain things. For example, when you press the button on your garage door opener, you expect that your garage door will, in fact, open.
You expect your washer and dryer will turn on when you set the knobs to certain settings and it’s not at all unreasonable to expect that your central AC unit will blow cold air when you turn it on.
In most cases, if your appliances and gadgets aren’t behaving as they should, it may be time to contact a repairmen— but if your central AC is giving you grief, there are some things you may want to troubleshoot before you call someone to come out to your home.
Do you live in a multi person household?
We’re not about to suggest that getting rid of one or more household members will fix your AC problems, but we are suggesting that there may be a chance that one of them changed the settings on your thermostat.
If your AC is blowing warm air, the first thing you’ll want to do is to check your thermostat to make sure the settings are where you last left them.
While you’re here, you should also check to see if the switch on the thermostat has been switched from cool to heat, since this will also (obviously) cause some problems.
Is your AC setting set to “on” or “auto?”
When your AC is set to “on” you will have a constant stream of air that’s flowing through your home. However, if the outdoor unit is taking a break, because the temperature inside has reached its desired setting, your AC unit will no longer be pumping cold air, and instead, it will simply blow “air.”
If your AC is set to “on” try flipping the switch to have it run on auto. This way, it will turn on and off as needed as a means of regulating the temperature inside of your home.
Have you changed your filter in recent memory?
If your AC filter hasn’t been changed in you can’t quite remember how long, this could also be causing some problems. Namely, if it’s clogged and dirty, cool air (or any air, period) will have a hard time being pushed through it.
Turn your AC unit off, change your filter and start over. If this fixes the problem, fantastic! If not, call Redline Heating today.
Redline Heating has more than three decades of experience in helping local home and business owners with all of their central AC and HVAC needs.
If your central AC unit is blowing warm air and none of the above fixes have alleviated the problem, we can help.