How to Troubleshoot a Central Air Conditioner That is Not Cooling

If your central air conditioner isn’t cooling, there’s no need to panic. We put together this article in order to help you troubleshoot the problems and keep cool.

Here are some steps you can take in order to find out what’s going on with your air conditioner:

Head to the thermostat

Your thermostat might be set to ‘Fan’ instead of ‘Automatic.’ All you need to do is switch it back and your air conditioner will start blowing cool air once the house reaches a certain temperature.

Change the filter

The return-air filters on your AC system need changing every few months. If they get clogged or dirty, this could affect airflow – the system can’t draw in sufficient air, meaning a very weak flow is all that comes out.

Check the condensation drain

The condensation drain hose that removes the moisture from the air has the potential to get blocked by bacterial growth or algae. This can be cleared with a vacuum.

Tidy up the area around the condenser

Your condenser might have a hard time drawing in air if leaves and other debris have built up around it. For your condenser to function its best, clear away all weeds, vines, and other debris, and don’t place anything on top of it.

Clean the coils

If your AC system is functioning fine, just not blowing cool air, the coils may be to blame. If either set of a system’s coils gets dirty or is covered with bacterial growth, dirt, and debris, it will not put out sufficient cool air.

Call Hurricane Air

There could be many reasons that your central air conditioner isn’t blowing cool air. If you follow these troubleshooting steps and still can’t find the source of the issue, don’t hesitate to contact us at Hurricane Air. We can fix the problem and get you cooled down in no time.

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