Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

The last thing you need this summer is an air conditioner (AC) that blows hot air. But don’t fret if your cooling system is broken––Bryant Colorado can put you in touch with a team of HVAC experts to fix it. 

Are you ready to upgrade and lower your operating costs? If your AC unit is 10 years or older, it may be time for a replacement. Upgrading to a high-efficiency system could slash your energy bill by 20 to 40 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Our factory-certified Bryant dealers are happy to assist with your home’s comfort needs. We service and install AC units, heat pumps, furnaces, boilers, and more. If your AC is blowing hot air, don’t wait––call today so we can assist. 

Common Causes

Is there hot air coming out of your vents? Generally, this means your fans are working––but the cooling process is not. As a result, the stuffy air in your Colorado home is getting recirculated through your air ducts. Here are a few reasons why this can happen: 

  • Thermostat Issues

First step––make sure it’s not a false alarm. Set your thermostat to Cool mode, not Fan or Heat. Additionally, on a hot day, the Auto setting for your fan may be preferable to On. Leaving the fan continuously running can make it harder for your forced-air system to regulate the temperature. 

Alternatively, it could be an issue beyond your control––like poor thermostat placement or a malfunction. In this case, find a pro through Bryant Colorado who can fix it. 

  • Dirty HVAC Filter

Replace your HVAC filter once every three months. The filter gets clogged with dust and debris if you forget about it. This can create airflow issues that hinder the cooling process. It also overworks your equipment and can lead to higher utility costs. Be diligent about changing your filter––it will pay off massively. 

  • AC Freeze-Up

When frost appears on your coils or the outside of your unit, this is known as a “freeze-up.” In most cases, it indicates that there’s another issue going on with your AC. Underlying causes may include a dirty filter, dirty coils, blockages, or broken fans.

  • Disconnected Components

An air conditioning unit cools your home by extracting heat and humidity from the air and sending it to the outdoor compressor. However, the compressor needs to be connected to the indoor module for your system to cool. Check your circuit breaker to see if any switches are tripped. Additionally, make sure both the indoor and outdoor components are powered on. 

  • Other Issues

Occasionally, your AC may have something else going on that requires a more serious repair. Examples include wiring problems, a broken compressor, or a refrigerant leak. If you suspect any of these issues are the case, call your HVAC specialist immediately. 

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Bryant Colorado has a network of only the most qualified HVAC experts in the state. Need installation services, repairs, or maintenance? Call us at 303-479-4778 or request service online, and let us help find a licensed Bryant Dealer near you.