The effectiveness and efficiency of your air conditioning system are of paramount importance during the summer months. With professional installation and routine maintenance, you can ensure that your AC works well for the years to come. But eventually due to general wear and tear and the strain and stress of the summer heat, your AC may need professional repair. One common problem that you may face during the service life of your AC occurs when your air conditioner blows warm air.
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why this could happen:
- Low refrigerant: The refrigerant that circulates through your coils and components is chemically designed to produce radical fluctuations of temperature under different pressure conditions. This allows it to be an effective conductor of thermal energy, thus enabling it to efficiently remove the heat from your home as well as cool your home with conditioned air. However, if the level of refrigerant in your AC is low, then it cannot work efficiently or effectively. The most common cause for this is a leak, which should be repaired before your system can be recharged.
- Dirty condenser coils: If your outdoor condenser coils are caked in dust and debris, then they cannot perform their essential function of dissipating heat into the outdoor air. Because of their location, they are subject to higher levels of debris than your indoor coils. Your AC should be professionally maintained on a regular basis to ensure that your condenser is safely cleaned.
- Overheated compressor: Your compressor is the engine of the AC, and as such, it undergoes a lot of wear and tear, especially during the summer months. If there are airflow or low refrigerant issues, then your compressor may overheat, and not be able to work as effectively.
The cause of the warm air in your home needs to be diagnosed in person by a qualified technician. Call OASIS Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. today for comprehensive Arlington, VA air conditioning services.