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Here are 4 common reasons:
1~ Thermostat turned to heat mode
OK, this might be a huge “OOPS” OR NO WAY…but if you’re getting hot air, you might have accidentally flipped your thermostat to “heat” mode. It happens to all of us. If that’s the case, switch it back to “cool” and you’re good to go.
2~ Dirty evaporator coil caused by a dirty air filter
Chances are, your thermostat is set to cool, and you’re still getting hot air. Now what?
The cause could be a dirty evaporator coil caused by a dirty air filter. This keeps your air conditioner from properly cooling your home. You can change the filter, but you’ll need a professional to clean the evaporator coil.
3~Outside AC unit not properly maintained
Walk outside and look at your air conditioner’s outside condenser unit. What do you see?
Is there anything blocking the condenser coils air flow? Are they blocked with dirt and debris?
If so, this seriously EFFECTS your air conditioner’s ability to cool.
Cleaning the condenser coils needs to be a regular activity during the summertime.
4~ Low on refrigerant/Freon
This is the MOST COMMON CULPRIT. Your air conditioner needs a proper refrigerant (usually Freon) charge to cool your home.
So a Freon leak can leave you feeling the heat, since you’ll have a complete loss of cold air.
One way to tell if your air conditioner doesn’t have enough Freon, if ice forms on the inside and outside units.
Getting a Freon charge is best left to a professional.