Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cold Air?

Air Conditioning


There’s no worse feeling than driving through Berwick on a hot summer day and turning on your AC only to find that it’s blowing warm or even hot air. Why is your air conditioner blowing hot air? This could be due to a number of different reasons. Learn why your AC could be blowing hot air and how to fix it with the service center at Southland Dodge. Then, visit our service center to get your AC fixed and keep you driving cool. 

Reasons Your AC Is Blowing Hot Air

So, why is your air conditioner blowing hot air? If you find that your AC isn’t blowing cold air while driving through Des Allmands, then it could be due to a number of factors. Your AC blowing warm air could be due to any of the following: 

  • Refrigerant Leak: Refrigerant is a liquid that circulates through your vehicle’s AC system and removes heat and humidity from the cabin. A leak can happen from a broken hose, punctured evaporator, or other malfunctioning connection mechanisms of the AC. 
  • Bad Condenser: Your vehicle’s refrigerant absorbs the heat and humidity from the cabin, and the condenser is responsible for keeping the refrigerant cool. Sometimes, the condenser can become clogged by debris, which can cause it to become faulty and not keep the refrigerant cool, which can result in your AC blowing hot air. 
  • Damaged Compressor: The compressor circulates the refrigerant through the AC system. Sometimes, this system can become damaged from inactivity, like not being used all winter. 
  • Electrical System Issues: Sometimes, the AC system could be working just fine. But, if any of the electrical systems or wiring isn’t working properly, then certain signals won’t be going to and from the AC system, which can cause your AC to blow hot air. 

To have your vehicle diagnosed, schedule a visit to our service center at Southland Dodge. 

How to Fix the Air Conditioner in a Car

Once you have your vehicle diagnosed, you can take the proper steps to fix your AC. If it’s a matter of replacing parts in the AC system, then you can order parts from our store at Southland Dodge online, or visit our parts store near Hahnville. If it’s something more serious like a wiring issue, then it’s better to leave it to our certified technicians. 

If you’re still unsure of what the issue with your AC could be, then here’s how you can troubleshoot it yourself: 

  1. Start your vehicle and turn on your AC. 
  2. Check to see if air is blowing and if it’s blowing at a strong rate or weak rate. 
  3. Open your hood and check the AC belt. If you can’t locate the belt, consult your owner’s manual for its location. Listen for any strange noises. 
  4. Locate your AC compressor and see if there are any obstructions or clogs in the compressor. 
  5. Check underneath the vehicle or any visible leaks. 

If you don’t notice anything wrong with these parts of your AC, then you’ll want to bring in your car to our service center to have it properly diagnosed and repaired. Instead of trying to figure out how to fix the air conditioner in your car by yourself, let us take care of it for you. 

Get Your AC Fixed at Southland Dodge

If you’re unsure why your air conditioner isn’t blowing cold air, then let us take a look. Contact us to get your AC serviced right away and get you back to driving comfortably on the Houma roads.

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