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My Central Air Isn’t Working, Now What?

If you notice that your home’s central air is no longer cooling your home, it could mean you need a new air conditioning unit. It could also mean you need an HVA/C repair.

You know what it definitely means: An uncomfortable house. Sleepless nights. Grumpy family members.

Want to avoid any of those situations? A certified technician or central air installer can assess the status of your home cooling system and make recommendations or repairs to ensure your home is comfortable year-round.

Learn about our Heating & Cooling Comfort Plans.

Common Signs Your AC Isn’t Working

It’s usually obvious when your home’s cooling unit is no longer working, but sometimes there are less subtle signs and warning signs that your HVAC may need to be replaced or soon repaired. If needed, we offer emergency air conditioning repairs.

  • My AC Isn’t Running

If your home’s central air isn’t working at all, check the main electrical panel in your house. It could just be a tripped breaker or blown fuse. If that’s the issue, just reset the breaker or replace the blown fuse. Your thermostat setting could be another reason why your central air isn’t working. Make sure it’s set a few degrees lower than the ambient room temperature. On days of high humidity and high temperatures, your “typical” thermometer setting might not be sufficient to reach your typical level of comfort.

  • My Home’s AC Isn’t Blowing Cool Air

If your home cooling unit is running yet no cool air is coming out of it – or it’s taking longer to cool off the house — the air conditioner coolant may need a charge. Many home cooling units use freon as its coolant. Newer A/C units will use a refrigerant called R410A or Puron. If your central air conditioner needs refrigerant, don’t keep running the unit. You can end up damaging its compressor.

  • Signs of Moisture

If you spot moisture around the drainpipe of your home air conditioning unit, don’t panic. It’s normal for some moisture to appear due to condensation. This is especially true during extremely high temperatures and heat waves that last.  If you spot moisture inside your home, however, that is not normal, and you should call an HVAC professional to assess your home’s central A/C.

  • Avoid AC Unit Malfunctions

Knowing that your home’s HVAC system is functioning properly provides peace of mind. One easy thing you can do to keep your air conditioner running efficiently is to change its filter at least once in the spring and once in the fall. Also, consider annual tune-ups. The small investment for an annual air conditioning tune-up can save you thousands down the road. Our maintenance services can help ensure your comfort throughout the year. Give us a call at 215-234-4351 or send us an email at [email protected] to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!