Why Your Air Conditioner is Blowing Hot Air in Reading, PA

When it comes to summer, there are few things worse than retreating inside your air conditioned home only to find your trusty A/C blowing hot air all over the place. If it that does happens though, there is no need to panic. Often, an air conditioner producing warm or hot air simply requires a few minor adjustments or a thorough cleaning. Here is a handy troubleshooting table to help you determine what is causing the malfunction and how you can get it your A/C producing cool air once again:

Potential CauseCourse of ActionSuggested Solution
Tripped circuit breakerCheck your breaker boxReset circuit breaker
Thermostat off or set incorrectlyMake sure thermostat is on and set to desired temperatureTurn thermostat on or reprogram temperature setting
Indoor unit running, but outdoor unit is notCheck set temperature on thermostatCall Essig. In the mean time, turn off your thermostat for 1-3 hours to see if it will reset on its own

If none of the above work, there are a couple more things you can do to turn your sweltering sitting room back into an ice palace:

  • Close your windows and doors. No matter how hard your air conditioner is working to keep your house comfortable, if all that cool air escapes through open doors and windows.
  • Have your refrigerant checked. If the refrigerant inside your air conditioner doesn’t meet the manufacturer’s specifications, it won’t perform as it was designed to. Our service technicians can check or correct refrigerant levels.

If you tried all of the above suggestions and your air conditioner is still producing what feels like a hot desert wind, it’s time to call Essig at (610) 557-3302. The sooner you take care of your malfunctioning A/C, the sooner you can get back to basking in its cooling breeze.