Central Air doesn't blow hard

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Old 06-26-03, 06:11 PM
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Central Air doesn't blow hard

I am new to forum....have NO Handy bones in my body...
When I turn on the Central Air, I feel gentle cool air come through the vents...but not enough to cool anything in the house...any ideas???
 
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Old 06-26-03, 06:21 PM
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The soft air flow happend just as you turned on the a/c? or it slowing down as the system runs for a time?

Make sure you check your air filter in your furnace... They need a new air filter every month or two..
 
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Old 06-26-03, 06:25 PM
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Soft air flow is immediate....new furnace filter put in...gas was just recently turned on, when Peoples Energy came and turned gas on they changed the filter...this was only about 2 weeks ago.
 
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Old 06-26-03, 08:10 PM
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Is this all new equipment?

What type of filter they put in?

Has the air flow worked before this time?? A/C worked last year?
 
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Old 06-27-03, 12:00 PM
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I just moved to location...have no previous history of how Central Air worked. I just know that there is some cool air but very minimal. Unknown about filters. He just put one in the furnace when he turned on the gas.
 
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Old 06-27-03, 12:25 PM
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Unhappy central air blows very litlle

Hello! Help!!! My furnace was replaced last fall and the evaporator unit below was replaced as well. The central air worked fine last year and the furnace worked very well this year. I put on the air and it was blowing cold the first day and now it is almost down to nothing. It is like it is winding down. It is blowing continuosly but it is not cold. It is keeping the house at around 80, but it is 95 out. I have absolutely NO IDEA what to do.
Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 06-30-03, 05:25 AM
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Unhappy Central air dying slowly

Hello Everyone,

My furnace was replaced last fall, working really well, and the inside part of the Central air was replaced too. It worked well last year. When I first put it on this year, it worked all right, but when I put it on the second time, we were in a heat wave and it never got cold. It was 95 out and around 80 in the house. It was cool but not cold. It seemed to be going slower and slower. Does it need a charge? Is the compressor outside dying? I have NO EXPERIENCE or idea about this. Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 06-30-03, 08:21 AM
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First is everything clean.Filter, coils,blower? Any Ice? Is the small line warm and the big line cold and wet? If not call a hvac tech to look at it and put gauges on it ED
 
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Old 06-30-03, 03:58 PM
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more info needed

how old and what kind of outdoor unit? with a new coil and furnace, you would be well served with a new outdoor unit depending on what you have, therefore hard to answer very accurately with limited info
 
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the inside part is the furnace...the central air is the furnace...the outside condensing unit has a mate called the cooling coil. It's basically a car radiator stuffed into your existing duct work, so that when the fan runs, it cools the air by absorbing the heat and humidity in it. Repeatedly...It sounds like you need to have a tech look at it before irreversable damage occurs.
 
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Unhappy central air

My central air was just recharged with 3 pounds of refrigerant, the fan is blowing, the filters are clean, new furnace and inside part of the central air this past fall. After it was recharged, it was cool for 36 hours and then started to warm up again. No ice forming, big pipe cool and wet, little pipe warm, Rudd furnace system, don't know how many tons the a/c is, but it seems to be running okay, it is just not cold. It is keeping the house about 5-10 degrees cooler than outside. At night, when it is cooler, the house cools off. There is no attic fan, and I live in a duplex. The crawl space under the house is nice and cool. I live in NJ, on the shore with lots of humidity. Does anyone have any ideas??? I am new to this, does anyone have a ballpark figure as to what this may cost me? A leak? A new outside compressor? Help me, I'm melting It is going to be 96 degrees tomorrow and I can't take it anymore.......
 
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Old 07-07-03, 04:48 PM
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If the refrigerant was low was the leak found and did they do it under warranty.
It could need refrigerant if the leak was not found.
 

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Old 07-08-03, 05:07 AM
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They did not even look for a leak, and after reading some other posts, he just measured the refrigerant, put in 3 pounds, and charged me $100. It took him 10 minutes. He is coming back today, I'll let you know what he does.
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Christine
 
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