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.
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!
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Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.