Summer is here and your air conditioner is working 24 hours a day, but is it working as effectively as possible? If you turn your air conditioning unit on and it begins blowing hot air, obviously something is not right.
These are some of the reasons your air conditioning unit could be blowing warm air, some you can fix yourself and avoid a service call!
Have you changed your filter lately? If your filter has not been changed lately, this may be the cause of warm air blowing from your system. If you filter is impacted with dust, dirt and debris it can cause your system to blow warm air. Locate your filter and remove it. If it is dirty, change it right away. Operate your air conditioning system as you normally would and your problem may be resolved.
Your outdoor unit is clogged. Most single family homes have an air conditioner that consists of two units. They work together to remove heat from your home, but remember the outside unit needs unrestricted airflow for the unit to be able to do this. Check around your compressor unit (outside unit), is something blocking air flow? Leaves? Debris? A garbage can too close? Remove the restriction and see if your system starts to blow cool air again.
Did the outdoor unit lose power? In some cases, the outdoor unit may have lost power while the indoor unit continues to operate. This can result in warm air blowing through your vents. This can happen if the breaker to the outdoor unit tripped or because the emergency shutoff switch was flipped. Check your electric panel and make sure your breaker is in the on position. Check your emergency shutoff switch, normally located near the outside unit that looks like a small breaker box with just one breaker or switch in it.
Simply reset the breaker or the emergency switch. If either trip again, contact Four Seasons. The reason it’s tripping constantly is because there is most likely an electrical problem with the air conditioning unit.
Your air conditioner is low on refrigerant. Without the proper levels of refrigerant, your air conditioner system won’t be able to effectively remove heat from your home. Usually, if your refrigerant levels are low, then there’s a leak. Call Four Seasons and schedule a service call.
Your thermostat is set wrong. Believe it or not, but if your thermostat is set improperly, then it could cause your air conditioner to blow hot air. Check your thermostat and make sure that it’s not set to “HEAT” or that the fan isn’t set to “ON.” If the fan is set to “ON,” then your fan will be blowing air through your vents even when your air conditioner isn’t working to cool the air it’s blowing. It’s why you might be feeling warm air blowing through your vents.
In response to the current situation, we’ve implemented a company wide “Stay Safe & Healthy Plan” in our day-to-day business actions to ensure continued service to our customer. First and foremost, our plan ensures the health and safety of our employees so we can continue to service our customers. Rest assured, we are prepared to serve you. We are taking additional precautions to clean, sanitize and prevent the spread of germs.
For the most part, our technicians are outside of your home, needing only to service your air handler that is usually in your garage or attic and compressor unit located outside. With your permission, we will enter your home and check your thermostat, but if that makes you uncomfortable, we will not enter your home. We have supplied our technicians with disinfectant wipes to be used on their ipads, masks, gloves and booties when appropriate. For the time being, unless you are an extended warranty customer, no signature will be required on the ipads for service or maintenance work. As the information on the COVID-19 becomes available on a daily basis, we may have to adjust the types of calls we are able to schedule.
Through our 35 years of serving the Southwest Florida community we have been through a lot together. We made it through the after effects of Charlie together, all our customers helped us through our devastating fire of 2006, and we’ll be here for each other again through this ever-changing situation with the COVID-19 virus.
Please be safe and stay healthy!
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Not all air purifiers do the same thing. Here’s a primer on the different types to help you choose what’s right for your space.
HVAC ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT AIR PURIFIER
Ultraviolet technology is often used in conjunction with an air filtration system. While the filter will capture larger particles, an HVAC ultraviolet air purifier can kill tiny microorganisms, such as bacteria, using rays of UV light.
HALO-LED AND GUARDIAN AIR QR+
The HALO-LED proactively treats every cubic inch of air-conditioned space, reducing viruses, bacteria, microbials, odors, VOC's, and particulates. The HALO-LED is installed inside of your air conditioning duct work. To continue reading more about the HALO-LED and the GUARDIAN AIR QR+ click here.
CABINET AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS
The Cabinet air filtration systems provide whole house air filtration using a high efficiency filter. The deep-pleated style of its MERV 10 filter keeps air flowing while removing up to 65% of airborne particles as small as 1.0 micron. Click here for more information.
FILTERS AND MERV RATINGS
It’s important to note that you need to check with the manufacturer of your air conditioning system BEFORE you invest in a higher MERV rated filter. This would be the filter that you change regularly, usually found around your air handler or on a closet that your air handler is in. Manufacturers have recommendations on the highest MERV filter that can be safely used with your system. If you replace your current filter with one that is not recommended for your system, you could damage your system.
If you suspect your HVAC system is not providing your home or business with optimal air quality, it is smart to investigate having your systems’ ductwork cleaned, especially if your system is 10 years old or more. Ducts can harbor all sorts of nasty stuff including dust, mold and mildew, which will hurt your air quality. It’s important to note that Four Seasons Air Conditioning, Inc. will show you the inside of your ductwork with a camera BEFORE suggesting having your ductwork cleaned.
Call us for more information 941-351-6351
Everyone knows that Four Seasons is Charlotte County’s only Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, but did you know we’re also a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dealer?
Ductless systems, or mini-splits, are perfect for keeping every family member happy! Zoned comfort solutions provide year ‘round comfort and are up to 40% more efficient than traditional systems.
Diamond Contractors are experts that can help design the perfect system to bring you personalized comfort.
¨ Room by room temperature control
¨ Whisper-quiet operation
¨ Odor filtration
¨ Allergen filtration
¨ No more hot or cold rooms in your home
¨ Turn OFF unoccupied rooms
Mitsubishi ductless systems come in several colors to fit your interior and in many different styles. These units are also perfect for your lanai or garage. Call us today and see how Mitsubishi ductless systems can fit into your home, office or outdoor workspace. 941-206-6131 or email usi nfo@4SeasonsAC.com for more information.
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