Should You Run Your Air Conditioner When It’s Blowing Warm Air? What Not To Do When Your AC Breaks

Imagine it’s summer here in Texas (which it almost is). You get home from work. You change your clothes. You head into the kitchen to get a big glass of iced tea and then you stop. You look up at your air vent. Is that warm air blowing on you? If it is, your air conditioning unit may be acting up.


Don’t Ignore the problem.

One thing we need in Texas during the summer (and early fall – and honestly even in the spring) is our AC to work well and cool us off! If you check your thermostat and it is set to cool, but it’s blowing warm air, don’t ignore it. Call us at BVS Home Experts right away and one of our certified air conditioner technicians will come out to assess the problem.


Don’t keep running your AC.

The first thing to do is (even though it’s the last thing you want to do) turn off your AC unit. If a component is loose, or your condenser isn’t working properly, running the unit can cause more damage. An electrical issue may also be the culprit and could be dangerous if your air conditioner is still running.


To keep cool after your turn of the AC, turn on some fans to create air flow. After the sun goes down, open the window and place a cool sheet in front of it. Place a cool cloth on your forehead. Take a cold shower.


Don’t’ try to fix it on your own.

Unless you are changing the air filter, you should leave repairs to an air conditioner expert. Don’t use duct tape the put something loose back together. Don’t add refrigerant. A professional needs to check levels and look for leaks.


Don’t open fridge or freezer.

Opening the freezer door will not cool off the room. It will cause a lot of strain on the appliances  to do their jobs. Don’t use any appliances that add heat (stove, oven, washer, dryer, dishwasher, toaster).


Don’t open your windows.

You’ll let in more heat. Instead, make sure all your windows are closed tight. Close all you blinds and drapes to keep the sun out during the day.


Don’t stay home.

If it’s uncomfortably hot in your house, then it’s time to leave. Go to a friend’s house. Go to the movies, the mall or the library. Taking yourself out of the hot environment will make you feel much better.

No matter what happens, we are here for you at BVS Home Experts. We have air conditioner technicians standing by 24/7 (yes, even on holidays!). You don’t need to worry anymore because we’ll get everything taken care of to get your home back to normal.

Make sure your home is comfortable and efficient all year long. For comprehensive air conditioning repair services, contact BVS Home Experts today to restore your comfort.

Author Bio:

Ronald Via

Ronald is one of the key contributors to BVS Home Experts, a family-owned and operated full-service air conditioning and heating company serving the Katy and West Houston areas. With a deep understanding of air conditioning and heating concerns, Ronald brings a wealth of knowledge to our readers.


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