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5 Reasons Your Car’s A/C is Blowing Warm Air

There is nothing more annoying during those hot summer months than your air conditioning blowing warm air. There are numerous reasons why your car’s A/C might not be working properly. Check out these five common reasons below.

air conditioning vents in vehicle blowing warm air

1. Leaking Refrigerant

A leak can happen for a wide variety of reasons and can be extremely difficult to detect. A couple reasons your refrigerant might be leaking include a loose joint or a worn service valve. If you suspect you may have a leak, it’s a good idea to contact a professional as soon as possible.

2. Clogged Air Filter

You might have a clogged air filter. This might not be the cause of the problem, but it could definitely be contributing to it. It’s important to ensure your car’s A/C filters are cleaned regularly.

3. Wrong Thermostat Settings

This is the most common cause of air conditioning issues and is fortunately a very easy fix. Double check your thermostat settings and make sure it’s set to “cool” and “auto”.

4. Issues with the Condenser or Compressor

A blocked or broken condenser can lead to your car’s A/C system blowing warm air. Another reason could be due to a faulty compressor. Your compressor may fail if it hasn’t been used for a while. A good way to keep your compressor is good condition is to run you’re A/C for 10 to 15 minutes once a month, regardless of outside temperature.

5. Faulty Wiring

Your air conditioner might not be working correctly due to faulty wiring. These problems do occur, although they are often difficult to identify. If you suspect faulty wiring may be the cause, it’s best to talk to an experienced technician.

At Custom Complete Automotive, we know a broken air conditioning system can make for a very uncomfortable ride during warmer months. If your car’s air conditioning system is in need of repair, or for more information about any of our auto services, contact us today!