Reasons Why Your Vehicle’s Air Conditioner is Blowing Warm Air

Have you ever been driving along in the scorching hot summer weather and all of a sudden find your vehicle’s air conditioner is blowing warm air?  You have just finished the longest day ever at work and are not only exhausted physically, but exhausted by the extreme heat and now have to drive all the way home without any cool air.  The team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin wants to offer you some insight on the primary reasons why your vehicle’s air conditioner is blowing warm rather than cold air.

Primary Reasons Why Your Vehicle’s Air Conditioner Blows Warm Air

There are a couple of different factors that can contribute to the warm air blowing out of your car’s AC system.  Three of the more common reasons why this can occur are a refrigerant leak in the vehicle, a problem with your electrical system or a compressor that is worn out.

A Refrigerant Leak – If your vehicle is experiencing a refrigerant leak it is primarily due to the fact that your AC system is not properly sealed, allowing the refrigerant to evaporate into gas and the pressure level in your car to drop.  When this occurs, you will need to get the system recharged so that it can begin to operate properly again and blow cold rather than warm air.

Issues With The Electrical System – Your air conditioning system in your vehicle consists of an array of fuses, wires and varied pressure switches.  If any one of these components or a combination of more than one is not working properly, your AC system will shut itself down since it recognizes the issues at hand and the fact that a system that is running but not operating properly is unsafe for the vehicle and its passengers.

Worn Out Compressor – The compressor in your AC system is in fact the power unit that transforms the refrigerant from a gas state to a liquid state required to draw away the heat from your car’s interior.  A compressor, much like any other part of a vehicle, can wear out over time.  When this happens, it is necessary to have an AC diagnostic test run by any one of our automotive techs here at Auto Clinic of Franklin to identify the exact problem and provide you with an effective solution.

Outside of these three primary reasons why your vehicle’s air conditioner is blowing warm air rather than the required and expected cold air, there are also a few other potential reasons why this can occur.  However, these are the more common and more often than not prime reasons why you are faced with this cooling system crisis.

If you are experiencing problems with your vehicle’s air conditioner, whether the air is blowing warm, or perhaps the fan levels are not working properly, be sure to reach out to the dedicated team of professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin.  Our technicians are on hand to address your every automotive concern, not just your AC issues, and are available to answer all your questions.  Our highly skilled and experienced team of technicians is committed to providing all our valued clients with the highest quality automotive services including repairs needed when your vehicle’s air conditioner is not functioning properly.  Whatever your automotive needs may be, whether routine maintenance, AC repairs, or any other type of service needs, rest assured we are the team for you.  Give a shout out to our staff today to schedule your repair or service appointment.  With summer in full bloom, we hope that all our valued clients have a safe and enjoyable summer ahead!

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