How Cold Should The Air Be From My Air Conditioner? - Ask the Expert Episode 169

A good air conditioner will blow nice cold air, but is there a standard temperature at which air should be blowing from the air conditioner?

Video Script:

Today's question is from Paul. "Hey Dan, what is the ideal air temperature from a properly running ac unit?"

I guess that depends on what you mean. If you mean, what temperature should the air coming out the vent be? That will depend. If the AC system is operating correctly, then the air coming out of your vent should be about twenty degrees cooler than the regular temperature inside. So, if you're cooling it and the house is 80 degrees, then you would ideally want the air to be about 60 degrees.

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5 comments (view/add)
  • GREGORY S LAPRETE
    GREGORY S LAPRETE
    Posted on 4/3/2020

    My thermostat says 79 i set it to 60 but the air is only coming out at 75.5 any ideas?

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 4/6/2020

    Definitely need more information. Give us a call at 270-575-9595 x300 to speak with our tech department. We'll try to help you get to the bottom of this.

  • Larry Butler
    Larry Butler
    Posted on 6/22/2020

    How can you tell if your compressor is working correctly on split unit, I don’t think mine is cooling good enough. The copper pipe coming out of compressor is about 67 degree on a 2 ton split unit.

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 6/23/2020

    If you think your equipment isn't working properly, you can contact our Warranty & Tech Department at 270-575-9595 x300.

  • martin porter
    martin porter
    Posted on 7/4/2020

    come on..... there could be claim that could be made for a "properly installed and operated HVAC residential system for the temperature of the air delivered to an interior vent be 'X'. yes the temperature of the attic heat could be considered, and yes, the ability of duct work to supply (or transfer) cool air to the vent box from the plenum where a known actual temperature "X" of air inside the plenum is known or a known temperature of air "X" coming across the coil....


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