Car AC Blowing Hot Air: Reasons and Their Remedy

When you turn on your car’s air conditioner, you expect to receive fresh and cold air. Of course, it takes a few seconds to cool the air. However, if you experience hot air from your AC even after waiting for a few minutes, your AC might have a problem. Scheduling regular tune-ups for your car’s AC is important to enjoy superior and uninterrupted performance.

Reasons why your car’s air conditioner is blowing hot air include:

Blocked Condenser

The condenser in your car’s air conditioner cools the hot compressed refrigerant. This is done using the air that comes through the front of your car as you drive. If the condenser is blocked by dust or debris, it cannot cool the refrigerant properly. Because of this, your car’s AC will operate with hot refrigerant and blow hot air. The condenser is mounted at the front of your car, so you can see if anything is blocking it. If you see that the condenser is blocked then call an expert technician to clean the condenser unit.

Broken Cooling Fans

If the cooling fans are broken, your condenser may not receive proper cooling. This can cause your car’s air conditioner to blow hot air. Road debris, blown fuses, and other electrical problems can cause cracks and breaks in the fans.

Low Refrigerant

Loose connections, refrigerant leaks, or old hoses can cause low refrigerant. Low refrigerant will stop your car’s air conditioner from blowing cold air. Get your car’s AC system inspected by a technician for any leaks or loose connections and ensure the leaks are sealed properly.

Broken Condenser

The condenser is at the front of your car, so there is a chance that it may be broken from a puncture from road debris and rocks or equipment failure. If the puncture is large, you should replace your existing condenser with a new one.

Electrical Faults

Electrical problems will prevent your car’s air conditioner from working properly. It includes: bad sensors tripping off your AC, a broken wire or bad module causing a faulty signal from the ventilation system, or a sensor in your car’s motor causing your AC to shut off by mistake. Electrical problems have to be addressed and resolved by a technician.

Contact us for getting a car AC technician to fix the problem which could be the result of any of the above stated problems. We are just a phone call away!