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Question DetailsAsked on 7/9/2013

My A/C is blowing out hot air, when it is in the cool position. Why is that?

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If it's truly hot air, you may have a heat pump that has failed somehow, in the heating position. If so the dischagre air from the outdoor unit would be Cooling.


Sometimes the air feels hot, just becasue it is not being "cooled" at all, can be circulating thru warm ducts.


In any case, sounds like you need to check on Angie's List for the best AC contractors in your area!

Source: www.bayareacool.com

Answered 7 years ago by BayAreaAC

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you need to find a hvac tech to do two things first check your unit to if your evaporator coil is impacted in other word dirty to the point that you have no heat transfer. if your evaporator coil is at least 90 % effiecient then your unit is low on feon if you have a heat pump then have him check your reversing valve to see if it functioning in some units that valve get active in heat


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Source: www.koolrayheatingandair.com

Answered 7 years ago by Raymond Gonzalez

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Have you tried setting it to OFF for 10 minutes, then back to COOL (or A/C or whatever the A/c setting says).

Of course, if you are on a thermostat rather than manual on/off switch, also check your theremostat has power - if the batteries go dead, connected furnace/AC will not come on, even though the fan may keep running if you have a constant-run circulating fan system.

Some units, if they overheat, have an automatic shutoff on the compressor but keep the fan running, so you would be getting whatever air temp the air intake is at - presumably outsie air, possibly sunny side hot air.

By turning off for 10 minutes some of these systems have an automatic reset that will kick in. Of course, if the compressor was overheating you may get only a few minutes of cool air and then it will kick off again, so a service call at this time to check it out for overheating or an excessively dirty exchanger is still a good idea.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD




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