If you come home from a long and hot day at work only to discover your air conditioner is blowing hot air, no need to delve into a fit of rage. In fact, you might even resolve this problem without having to call your air conditioner repair service in St. Paul. The problem with your conditioning unit could be a simple fix, one in which you may not need any tools. And even if you aren’t able to solve the problem on your own, it could still be an inexpensive fix. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why your a/c unit is blowing out hot air.

The first thing you want to do is to check your air filter. A clogged air filter just might be the reason your air conditioner is faltering. A quick change could resolve the problem. Next, check to see if your thermostat is set right. Improper settings on your thermostat could be an issue. Perhaps your kids took it upon themselves to adjust the temperature in the house and hit the wrong button.

Ice buildup on the evaporator coil is another common problem and essentially stops the cooling process. Run your air conditioner in the fan mode to melt the ice. If your filter was clogged, this could have been the reason for the ice. If the coil is dirty, use a foaming coil cleaner to clean it. If these steps don’t resolve the problem, then simply give us a call.

You could also have a dirty condenser. Use a garden hose to spray the sides of your a/c unit to remove dirt and grime.

If any of these solutions work, then congratulations on saving a little money. If they don’t work, give us a call and we will resolve the issue in a timely manner and at a more than fair price.