Why Does My Car A/C Feel Warm?

In order to keep you cool inside your car on a hot day, your air conditioning system is there to do just that. Most of us take our car's A/C for granted until it breaks down on a scorching day. Getting heated air instead of cold air may be aggravating and downright unpleasant. Your air conditioner should be checked out if it's blowing heated air so that you can keep driving in comfort.

There are a number of reasons why the A/C in your car may be malfunctioning. Here are the frequent explanations:

Faulty compressor or condenser

Warm air might be emitted from your car's A/C system if the condenser is clogged or faulty. Another possibility is that the compressor is defective. As time goes on, your compressor may begin to fail. Every month, regardless of the weather, you should turn on your A/C for around 10 to 15 minutes. This will help keep your compressor running at peak efficiency.

Electrical Issues

In order for a car's air conditioner to work effectively, it needs a number of different electrical components. To prevent electrical fires, the whole system will be shut down if one of them fails. Your car might be overheating because of anything as simple as a blown fuse, faulty wiring, or a glitch in the computer system.

Air Filter Clogs

Its possible that the air filter is clogged up. Although this may not be the root of the issue, it is most likely that it is a factor that exacerbates the situation. It is important to keep the air conditioning filters in your car clean all the time.

Leaking Refrigerant

A leak may occur for a multitude of reasons, and it can be quite difficult to find. A worn-out service valve or a loosened joint are some possible causes of refrigerant leakage. If you have any reason to think you might have a leak, you should call a professional right away.

Wrong Thermostat Settings

This is by far the most common source of problems with air conditioning, and luckily, the solution to this problem is not difficult in the least. Make sure to double check the settings on your thermostat and ensure that it is set to the "cool" and "auto" positions.

Bottom Line

Although the reasons mentioned are the most common causes of air conditioners blowing warm air, it is important to note that this list is not exhaustive. If you need car A/C diagnostics performed, give our auto repair shop a call today!

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