Why is my AC blowing hot air?

Air Conditioner Unit (Rheem)

Air conditioning units use many different parts to function properly. Whether it is the compressor, the fan, the filter, or the coils, there is a lot that can go awry with an air conditioner.  This means that there is never one simple solution to why your air conditioner is not working properly and blowing hot air.

Below are a few common problems that can occur in an air conditioner and make the unit blow hot air instead of cold hair. If your AC is blowing hot air, consider the following:

  • The filter is clogged. The filters in air conditioners are constantly catching dirt and debris. It is very important to clean your filter every month if you want your air conditioner to work properly. IF your filter is too dirty it can easily restrict airflow and warm your house up.  
  • The coolant is low or leaking. To simply put it, if your air conditioner does not have enough coolant, it will not work. If your air conditioner does not have coolant it will just put outside air into your home without cooling it at all.
  • The outside unit is broken. The outside unit of the air conditioner cools the air and the inside unit pushes it into your home. Therefore, if your outside unit is not working properly, your inside unit will just blow hot air in.

If your outside unit is not working properly check your circuit breaker and reset it. If that does not work you may need to call a professional to check the outside unit wiring.

Most often than not these are the problems that will contribute to your air conditioner blowing hot air.

If you are unable to locate the problem and fix it yourself, call Ambient Heating & Air Today!