During the hot, humid summer months in Trussville, Alabama, going even a day without a functioning air conditioner is a challenge. If the air conditioning at your home suddenly stops working, keep your cool and take a look at what steps to take next.

Check the Thermostat

The first step when your air conditioning isn’t blowing cool air is to check the thermostat. If your thermostat uses batteries, check that first to make sure the batteries are still good. Even something as simple as a blown fuse or power outage can cause your AC to stop working temporarily. If the thermostat is working properly, check that the system is set to cool. Occasionally, a change in the settings can result in your system switching off or even being set over to the heat function.

Weak or No Airflow from Air Conditioning

When your air conditioner completely stops working, you won’t feel any air coming through the vents. Weak airflow might indicate that the compressor isn’t working properly or that your system needs a new filter to allow air to flow through smoothly. Even a clog or leak in the ductwork can cause the airflow to slow down.

Contact an HVAC Technician

If you can’t get the system to start producing cool air, contact one of our HVAC technicians to take a closer look. We offer emergency service, so we can check out your system to get your cooling system up and running again quickly.

Diagnosing the problem as soon as possible is important so that the temperature and humidity levels don’t rise too high. Excess moisture can cause damage to the materials used to construct your home, as well as increase the risk of biological growth. High indoor temperatures can lead to heat-related illness and impact your family’s overall health.

When you experience a sudden air conditioning system failure, our team of HVAC experts at Total Comfort Heating and Air is here to solve the problem. Contact us at 205-259-5164.

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