Goettl Air conditioning unit

Why Does My AC Blow Warm Air?

question-markThere are certain points in life when taking a big gamble can pay off in huge dividends. For those of us living here in Arizona, though, gambling with our air conditioning systems is just taking things too far. It is much too hot for too much of the year around here to take any chances with the condition or overall operational quality of your air conditioning system. Any irregularities with its performance should raise a red flag.

Aside from a complete system breakdown, an air conditioner that blows warm air from its vents is probably the most alarming situation that a homeowner could encounter with his or her system. However, the problem may not be quite as serious as it seems. In fact, you may be able to resolve the issue yourself in mere moments. Just remember that it could be something serious, though. If you cannot find a simple solution to get your air conditioner in Tucson, AZ back on track promptly, then give our professional technicians a call.

Check Your Thermostat and Your Circuit Breaker

Are you surprised by the simplicity of the advice given above? Does it sound a bit obvious to you? Well, it may not be the most complex answer to your problem, but are you really looking for complexity? By simply adjusting your thermostat or resetting your circuit breaker, you could resolve this problem on your own in mere minutes!

If your thermostat is accidentally set to its “fan-only” mode, for instance, it will simply circulate unconditioned air throughout your home. That’s fine if you just want to keep some airflow going, but it is not going to bring down temperatures in your house, and that is a problem during the hottest days of the year. If you use a heat pump, it is even possible that you’ve accidentally switched it over to its heating mode.

In either case, you can fix the issue with a quick resetting of your thermostat. What about the circuit breaker, though? Did you know that your AC system has 2 units, the indoor and the outdoor, that operate (almost surely) on separate circuits? If the breaker for the outdoor unit’s circuit trips, then it will leave your indoor unit to act as a fan. Simply flipping a switch to get the outdoor unit back on will fix this problem.

More Serious Issues

Unfortunately, not all homeowners experiencing this system are going to find such quick fixes. It is possible that a refrigerant leak is causing your system to blow warm air, for instance, and that is something that only a trained professional can address. The refrigerant in your system plays a vital role in the cooling process, evaporating in the indoor coil and drawing heat out of the surrounding it. If the system is leaking, it is not going to effectively cool the air. Continuing to run it can result in very serious damages.

Even an issue like leaky ductwork could lead to warm air blowing from the vents in your home. If your air ducts are leaking, then they can pull unconditioned air into the system from spaces such as the attic or the space between your walls. You cannot seal your ductwork on your own, though. Professional duct sealing is the only fix for leaky ductwork.

Goettl Air Conditioning is here for all of your AC repair needs.


What Our Customers Say About Us

Lynnie MichelleLynnie Michelle
17:38 01 Mar 24
Great service from Rudy and Chris
Chris SummerlinChris Summerlin
02:58 01 Mar 24
Peter was very professional and caring throughout the inspection.
Miguel BedollaMiguel Bedolla
00:53 01 Mar 24
Mr. Farias taught me a lot about the water system in my house and prepared the ground for Mr. Dado to come and fix everything. He was always very honest and delightful. I actually enjoyed his visit.
Wyatt M.Wyatt M.
23:39 29 Feb 24
First rate service, Josh was a perfect professional and worked his tail off.
Michelle WoodallMichelle Woodall
23:37 29 Feb 24
My technician Jorge (George) Gutierrez was out today performing the a/c system check. He did a fabulous job and identified significant issues and concerns for the longevity of my current 12 year old system. He was very knowledgeable and helpful on what my options are and in the end I’ll be getting a new system instead of worrying about the current system failing in our extremely hot temperatures. He was very respectful of my home and my dog was ecstatic to meet him.
Linda LuduenaLinda Luduena
17:35 28 Feb 24
Frank identified the need for new faucets in the master bath and discussed my preferences. The type of faucet being replaced is no longer available (mini wide spread) so he had to do some research to come up with a solution. Had to be ordered, not surprisingly, and we appreciate his conscientious performance.
Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
Jehad was polite and respectful in my home. He completed the job timely and professionally. Highly recommend.
Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
Nacho, Mike, and Ernesto did a wonderful job on our unit. Professional and courteous!
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He was awesome!
Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
Melton CerritosMelton Cerritos
23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
Crepelandia 210Crepelandia 210
21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.