It's Heating Up! Check out our **HOT** Summer Specials! Read More

Skip navigation


Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. Blog

Are You Concerned About Hot Air Blowing from Your AC?

Well, good, because you should be. This is one AC problem that obviously cannot be ignored, as the sole function of your air conditioner is to cool your home. There are a few different reasons as to why your air conditioner may be distributing hot air throughout your home. They are not equally serious, and some you can resolve on your own. Read on to learn more, and remember to call our number if you suspect the need for air conditioning repairs in Arlington, VA.

One of the most common causes of hot air coming from vents is simple user error. When you set the thermostat, it is possible that you just set it too high with the slip of the finger. If this is the case, then your air conditioner is just not cooling your air sufficiently because it’s not being told to! It’s also possible that you only have the fan activated, so the air is not being actively cooled at all. You can fix these problems on your own, obviously. If, however, your thermostat is actually failing and requires repairs or replacement, you’ll need a professional to get the job done.

There are also a few problems that could render your system incapable of effectively cooling the air. One of these is actually as simple as a very dirty air filter. The filter itself is not the direct cause of the problem, but rather the reduced airflow that stems from having a very dirty filter in place. Your evaporator coil can ice over if the airflow if not sufficient, and that is only going to further insulate the coil, making it even harder for your system to cool the air. Refrigerant leaks can also lead to icing. Even if they don’t, though, a system with less refrigerant than is necessary is going to struggle to cool the air, and your cooling output will surely fall.

Schedule your AC services with Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

Comments are closed.