Why Isn't Your Central Air Blowing Cold Air? | TF Complete

Why Won’t Your Central Air Blow Cold Air?

Troubleshoot your cooling equipment problems.

central airFranklin, Ma It’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner in Franklin and elsewhere in Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex counties. Have you tested your home’s central air conditioning yet?

Giving your central A/C a test drive before the summer heat arrives is a smart move. You’ll become aware of any issues with the system and can fix them before they can severely impact your household’s comfort. If you find that you aren’t getting cold air from your central air conditioning, try these troubleshooting tips. If they don’t work, TF Complete Heating & Cooling is here to make an air conditioning repair visit to your home.

1. Check Your Thermostat.

Is your cooling equipment not coming on at all? The issue could be your thermostat settings. Try these steps to get your A/C running:

  1. Ensure your thermostat is set to “air conditioning,” “cool” or “fan.”
  2. Confirm that you’ve set it to at least 5 degrees below the current room temperature.
  3. If the screen of a battery-powered thermostat is blank, add new batteries.

2. Confirm Your A/C Equipment is Getting Power

If your thermostat settings are okay but your equipment is still not coming on, there could be a power issue. Look at your A/C power switches and make sure they are all on.

Then, go to your breaker box and see if the circuit breaker supplying power to your A/C has tripped. (Alternately, make sure no fuses in your home have blown.)

3. Look At Your Vents.

If your central air conditioning is running but your rooms aren’t cooling down, the issue could be as simple as a blocked vent. Check the vents in your rooms and ensure they aren’t closed or blocked by furniture, house plants or area rugs.

4. Check Your Air Filters.

The air filters in your forced air HVAC system prevent dust, pollen, debris, mold and other airborne particles from entering your home and wreaking havoc on your indoor air quality. We always tell our customers to check their air filters monthly during the peak heating and cooling seasons.

A dirty or clogged air filter may block airflow from your central A/C and lower its efficiency considerably. Check your filter. If it is dirty or clogged, clean or replace it.

If these tips didn’t get the cool air flowing to your rooms, it might be time to call in the pros at Tom Fricker.

TF Complete Heating & Cooling Services Central A/C Equipment.

Some central air conditioning woes can only be solved safely by a licensed HVAC professional. The Tom Fricker team is always available to provide A/C repair service for mechanical and wiring issues and refrigerant problems, just to name a few possible culprits. In spring, we have more availability to handle A/C service issues.

We’re also available to provide annual air conditioning maintenance. A yearly maintenance visit will keep your system running efficiently, reduce the likelihood of breakdowns and extend its service life. Plus, if you’ve protected your equipment with a Complete Cooling Plan, your annual maintenance service is FREE!

We want you to be Completely comfortable this summer. Reach out to our team to arrange service for your central air conditioner.

mail Contact us today to schedule a routine maintenance visit. If you need an emergency repair, please call our office right away at 508-507-6702, and we will get to your home as soon as we can.