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Why Is My AC Not Blowing Cold Air?

Vents Blowing Warm Air?

There is nothing worse than coming home to find your air conditioner blowing warm air. When the temperature is 3 digits outside, you need a reliable cooling system to keep you comfortable. In this blog we will answer the common homeowner question of “Why is my AC not blowing cold air?” and provide solutions to help get your air conditioner working properly!

There are many reasons why your air conditioner is distributing the muggy, warm Alabama air into your home. One of our trained technicians can help identify the problem and quickly get your home comfortable once again.

Your thermostat may be having issues.

If you notice your air conditioner blowing warm air, first check the thermostat settings. If your thermostat seems to be powered off, it may need a new set of batteries. If on, the thermostat should be set to cool and read a comfortable temperature. Best case scenario, someone changed your setting or temperature and you can go back to your air conditioner blowing cool air in no time. Unfortunately life doesn’t always work like that, so if everything seems to be working with your thermostat move to our next tip!

Your refrigerant levels may be low.

Refrigerant is critical to producing cool air in your home. It is likely the levels are low due to a leak, which can cause many other problems than just blowing warm air. If this is your issue, your air conditioner will continue to try to keep up with your temperature setting and blow warm air. We recommend contacting your Anchor Air technician to assist with this problem.

Your drain may be clogged.

Along with keeping you cool, your air conditioner is also tasked with dehumidifying your air. The moisture collected from your air goes out a drain pipe typically located near your outdoor unit. To check if your drain line is clogged, start with removing any visible debris. Deeper clogs can be removed by shop or wet vacuums or calling your Anchor Air technician!

Your condenser unit may be blocked.

Your outdoor unit is referred to as a condenser. Debris such as grass clippings, leaves, and branches can harm your air conditioner’s ability to function properly. Dirt and debris can cause your unit to overwork itself or produce a problem like blowing warm air. We recommend clearing any removable debris and carefully washing away the dirt with a hose, but to ensure it is done correctly give us a call.

Your air filter may be dirty.

Your air conditioner relies heavily on a clean air filter. A dirty or clogged air filter could be the source of many problems, not just blowing warm air. A dirty air filter harms airflow and makes it harder for your system to push cool air through. To keep your air cool and avoid a breakdown, change your air filter every 90 days or sooner depending on indoor pets.

Your evaporator coil may be frozen.

Much like the human body, all of the parts to your air conditioning system work together to keep you comfortable. If your evaporator coil is frozen and causing your unit to produce warm air, it could be due to a dirty air filter or clogged drain lines. Accessing your evaporator coil is a difficult process and best handled by an Anchor Air technician.

Give us a call at (251) 979-7545 if you notice your air conditioner is not blowing cold air. We are here to make sure you stay cool and comfortable in the Alabama heat this summer!

4 Devices To Improve Allergies

Did you know the air in your home could be affecting your health? According to Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, in humid climates such as occurs in the southern states, biological air pollutants such as animal dander, dust mites, and other allergens affect your health and allergies more than any other indoor pollutant. The university further goes on to suggest that biological air pollutants are best eliminated through the use of systems that can provide clean fresh air. These systems may include humidifiers, purifiers, filters and dehumidifiers. In this blog, we will explain how indoor systems can improve allergies and keep you and other residents healthy!

Humidifiers

Depending on which climate you live in, your home may require a humidifier or dehumidifier. Both can be beneficial for your health in the correct setting. Humidifiers add moisture to the air to prevent dryness for many parts of the body, such as skin, nose, throat, and lips. Using a humidifier can soothe irritation and inflammation caused by allergens in the air. Specific allergies this system can be beneficial to are nasal congestion and mucus production. Although humidifiers do not remove the allergens in your air, it can help reduce the symptoms you may be enduring. 

Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers do the exact opposite of a humidifier. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air. This system is important in humid climates because it can dry excessively moist areas where some allergens grow and thrive, such as mold, mildew, and dust mites. These allergens can flare allergies and be dangerous for your health. Although it does not remove allergens from the air, it can prevent more from forming.  

Purifiers

Air purifiers can help reduce allergies and improve health by removing unwanted particles. This portable device uses a filter and fan to intake and remove particles and  produce clean air back into the room. This process improves allergies as the purifier cycle continuously increases indoor air quality. An air purifier could be a smart investment to improve the air you are breathing in your home and your health. 

Filters

Much like an air purifier, an air filter’s job is to remove allergens and particles from the air. Air filters trap pollutants, which results in allergy relief. There are different types of air filters with different minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) ratings. The higher the rating, the more particles the filter will catch. However, a higher rating can affect your air conditioner and increase your energy bills, so consult your Anchor Air technician to determine the best air filter for your health and AC system. It is important to note that air filters should be changed every 90 days or sooner if you have indoor pets. A clogged air filter will cause your allergies to flare, so it is important for your health to maintain a clean filter.  

Our main concern is keeping our clients healthy and comfortable. If you struggle with allergies, consider investing in one of these systems. Give us a call with any questions, we are here to help you breathe easy. 

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