Hey Dad how’s your AC unit blowing air but the air coming out of the vent is not cold. That’s what was going on today. It was like a hundred heat index of 100 or so today. Super hot outside and we couldn’t seem to cool down the air conditioner and it kept going higher and higher and I was like What the heck’s going on. So my friend gave me an AC guy’s number and we called him and he kind of walked me through things that we need to look for on our AC unit.
If this problem starts to happen and I wanted to share it with you guys today first of all high light all the new dads out there. This is dad reviews right give you my unedited hopefully more authentic look at the products and things that we use to fix our AC is that we like using have.
So if you didn’t that you might want to consider clicking that subscribe button. So it had been a while since I replaced my air filter for my air conditioner unit and so I knew that I needed to do then. So today I it done. I went ahead and did that and I had this. This is what it looked like right here is pretty nasty. This is usually like white white white and it got pretty caked on there.
So if yours looks something like this you might want to read go ahead and replace that because that’s what’s going to cause your issue. What I used here is the filter treat.
I found a three pack actually that was on sale and it was actually one of the better ones I think the elite allergen healping living one. And if I was looking over here the healping living one is this one down here so it can take care of all this stuff right here if you guys want check these things out. I’ll link it up down in the description below.
You guys can go and read other people’s reviews about these filters there’s so many of them out on the market. Sometimes I don’t even know what to get. Just make sure you get your size. Make sure you get the correct size for the one that you need.
So these are all of the ones that they offer here and this one just happened to be on sale so I went ahead and got that. And like I said I got a three pack of it as well which is super awesome and add a 2200 filtration level which I think is one of the best ones that you can get up there and it’s supposed to last for up to three months.
I like I said in the beginning it’s been a while since I had changed mine so I needed to wash up but I needed to change mine out now. The reason why I bring changing your filter up is because if your filter gets clocked the cold air kind of gets like I guess stuck in your system. And whenever you have cold air that’s just kind of sitting there getting are not necessarily cold there. Yes it’s like the Freon and everything else in there but the pipe on your the back of your AC unit outside is gonna get cold and it’s going to freeze over and you can see that right here.
You got a big giant block of ice right there and this thing was actually all frozen over just a few minutes ago. Here’s some of the ice right here on the ground. It must have melted away and fallen off but this was all on top of here.
And so now we have to wait for this thing to totally defrost so that we can turn back on the AC so what the AC. guy told us to do is that one change your air filter you got to get that taken care of so that the airflow can actually happen but to if you do have ice on your AC unit. You’re going to want to turn off your AC unit. And after about 20 minutes or so you’re going to notice just like it happened for me here that the ice is going to start to melt and that you might think that oh well the ice is melting.
I can probably turn my back on my AC unit but the interior of your AC unit that’s probably up in your attic or in a garage or something like that all of that is iced over as well so you have to actually give it more time than what you would think to be able to get the whole system defrosted.
So our AC guy said If you want to make sure that you get it good to give it three hours of just put put your system on off and turn your fan on that way you’re just letting the blower run on it to get some of that air circulating through there so that it can defrost the whole system.
So I don’t think we can’t see the ice in the attic and the AC units all the way to the back. So if you guys need like I need those air filters like I’ve linked those up down in the description below I’ll just if I can find that three pack that’s on a deal or whatever. Definitely go and check that out.
I mean basically covers you for almost the whole year and then may want to check with your AC guy or go look at your AC unit and see if there is ice on it because that’s a telltale sign that you’re going to have an issue on the interior. There if that doesn’t happen to be the interior. That happened to be the problem. I’ll do another video about what my AC guys has me does further if if that doesn’t work. But I have a feeling that that’s going to work right there.
Hopefully that works for you guys. I won’t put in more videos right there on the screen. Maybe some other AC unit videos or air conditioning videos. That I’ve done you guys can click one of those videos I’ll see on those videos.
Thank you dads for watching that thumbs up as always appreciated.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
- Check Your AC Air Filter. A dirty filter can limit the flow of cooled air into your home.
- Check Your Outdoor Unit. The outdoor unit of your air conditioner should be cleaned every year.
- Check Your Air Conditioner’s Temperature Setting.
- Check Your Programmable Thermostat Settings.
One of the most common causes of an AC system blowing warm air is a lack of refrigerant. This can also cause ice to build up on your evaporator coil, because the system is never reaching the correct temperature and is therefore not shutting off at any point.
- Step 1: Turn off your AC at the thermostat. Go to your thermostat and set it to “off.”
- Step 2: Find the circuit breaker box.
- Step 3: Reset the AC’s circuit breaker.
- Step 4: Wait 30 minutes.
- Step 5: Turn the thermostat back to “cool” and celebrate.
They recommend that when it’s 90 degrees outside, you should try setting your air conditioning thermostat at 80 degrees or higher. And when it’s 95 to 100 degrees outside (and higher), you should set your thermostat at 85 degrees or higher.
A properly functioning central A/C unit should be able to cool a moderate, four-bedroom home by 10 degrees Fahrenheit in three hours. Although the cooling power of your A/C also depends on the power, size, and age of your unit, your home should be noticeable cooler within a few hours.
- Blows warm air.
- Poor air flow.
- Inaccurate thermostat.
- Loud noises.
- Bad odors.
- Frequent repairs.
- Humidity in the home.
- Freon or water leaks.
If your inside unit’s evaporator coil is dirty it makes it tough for refrigerant (or “Freon”) to absorb heat from your air. Basically, both issues will cause your system to run constantly since it’s struggling to remove heat from your home.
- Turn off your air conditioner.
- Let your air conditioner defrost.
- Change your air filter.
- Open up all the air registers in your home.
- Make sure none of your furniture or drapes are blocking return vents.
*The information above does not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor is it a substitute for the professional judgment of a qualified attorney.