Up in the Northeast and the Midwest regions of the country, many homeowners are already firing up their home heating systems for the season. While the weather has taken a turn for the cooler here in Georgia, particularly during the night, temperatures are still warmer than would call for a heater. Even as we move out of the real AC season, however, it is important to remember one thing:
Always schedule prompt air conditioning repair in Canton, GA.
Of course, before you can schedule prompt air conditioning repairs, you need to recognize there’s a problem to begin with. This is quite simple in some cases. After all, an air conditioner blowing out warm air is obviously not functioning properly! There are many reasons why this problem may develop, so read on and contact us with any concerns you may have.
Have You Checked Your Air Filter Lately?
If not, then you are not holding up your end of the bargain as far as AC maintenance goes. Sure, we’ll change your filter for you during annual maintenance, but you also need to do it yourself every 1–3 months, depending on conditions in your home.
How can a dirty filter result in warm air blowing from vents? Well, it can cut down on airflow through the system, which places strain on the AC and makes it harder for the system to facilitate heat transfer. A very dirty filter can also allow pollutants to be forced around the filter, following the path of least resistance. When this happens, the evaporator coil can get dirty. And when that happens, it won’t be able to remove heat from the air as effectively.
You May Have Leaky Ductwork
If you use a heat pump or a split central air conditioning system to cool your home, then you are at risk for problems with your ductwork. When air ducts are in good shape, a great cooling experience is possible. When they’re not, your experience will suffer. After all, you can’t expect leaky ducts to deliver cool air throughout your home successfully!
If the warm air issues are confined to one room or area of your home, there’s a good chance leaky ducts are at fault. We recommend having the ducts tested. If leaks are determined to be an issue, you’ll need your ducts professionally sealed to get the system back to working at full capacity.
Refrigerant Leaks: The Worst Case Scenario
Your AC cools the air by removing heat. It removes heat by evaporating refrigerant. Low refrigerant means low cooling capacity. It also means leaks in the refrigerant lines. It’s possible, but highly unlikely, that the system was not charged properly to begin with. But leaks are much more common, and are very serious.
If you continue to run an air conditioning system that is low on refrigerant, you can wind up doing irreparable damage to the AC. If you notice warm air blowing from vents throughout your home, particularly if you’ve noticed ice on the system, contact us right away.