Why Is Warm Air Coming From My Vents?
One of the worst feelings as a homeowner is walking into your home on a hot day to cool off only to realize that hot air is coming out of your air vents. There are many factors that can cause warm air to blow out of your air vents, but fortunately, most can be repaired with a call to your local HVAC professionals. Here are three potential reasons why your air vents may be pumping warm air and what you can do to address the problem.
1. Malfunctioning Compressor
Your air conditioning unit depends on refrigerant to be cycled through the unit in order to be able to blow cold air when it is turned on. If the compressor in your unit is malfunctioning, the refrigerant is unable to turn from a gas to a liquid to cool the air. This plays a vital role in ensuring that cold air blows from your air conditioning vents.
2. Refrigerant Leak
Once again, refrigerant plays a vital role in allowing your air conditioning unit to blow cold air. If there is a refrigerant leak within your unit and too much refrigerant is released into the surrounding area, your unit will be unable to produce any cold air at all. An easy way to spot a refrigerant leak is if the evaporator coils on the unit are frosted over but cold air is not blowing within your home.
3. Duct Leaks
Warm air may blow from your vents if there is a big enough leak in your home’s ductwork. The ducts within your home deliver cool air throughout the home, but if there is a leak, warm air can be mixed into the already cooled air producing warmer than normal air blowing from your vents.
Sea Coast Air Conditioning & Heating
If you are dealing with warm air coming from your vents, give one of our friendly professionals at Sea Coast Air Conditioning & Heating a call today. Our family owned business strives to provide you with the best quality services available along with prompt, courteous service.