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I have noticed in the past 24 hours that my air conditioning has not been as cool as it normally is. I changed the air filter in my furnace and my air is still not getting any cooler. I checked the ignition light and it is green and flashing. I know it needs to be green but not sure about the flashing. I can also hear my furnace running. What can I do to get some cooler air flowing in my air conditioner?

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Your AC inlet might have been blocked by dust. So it is adivisable to clean with water using pressure hose. This could solve your problem.

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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How do I change the filter that my thermostat is telling me needs replacing?


Your air conditioner uses the furnace blower to circulate air. The filter to be changed is the one in the furnace.

Aug 21, 2014 | Air Conditioners

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Keeping your whole home cool with central air.


Sometimes it is difficult to keep your home cool in the hot summer months. Also, some areas of your home may still be hot where other areas are too cool. Try this method to keep your home cool evenly throughout. Before you get started make sure your furnace filter is new. This will allow for maximum air flow.

If your living space is a single floor plan:

  1. Turn the air conditioning on
  2. Switch the furnace fan from auto to on.
  3. Measure the temperature in each room.
  4. Close the vents by about half in the cooler rooms
  5. This will force more cool air into the warmer rooms.
  6. Keep adjusting the vents until all the rooms have the same temp.

If your living space is on more than one level:

  1. Turn on the air conditioning.
  2. Switch the furnace fan from auto to on.
  3. On the lowest level of the house close half of the vents that are the closest to the stairs.
  4. This will force more cool air to the top floor where it is usually hotter.
  5. Cool air will sink from the upper floors which will keep the area near the stairs cool.
  6. Measure the temperature in all the rooms.
  7. Keep adjusting the vents until you have a nice even temperature throughout the house.
I found that leaving the furnace fan on all the time will keep your home evenly cool and comfortable. You may have to replace your furnace filter once a month due to the increased air flow. It will be well worth it in a cooler, more comfortable, and more energy efficient home.

Take Care,

Eric

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Due to the many different questions I see about Air Conditioning, I am including this overview to help us better understand each other for trouble shooting. A basic air conditioning system has a Thermostat, Air Handler or Furnace Fan and a Condensing unit. In a split system, the condensing unit (Condenser) is separate from the furnace and usually in the back yard. When working properly, it blows hot air. It connects to the cooling part of the system by 2 copper lines. One large line and 1 small line. The part that cools the house is the "Evaporator" and is usually on top of the furnace inside the square metal box (Plenum). When the Air Conditioner is running, the large copper line should be cold and the smaller line should be warm. Common signs of low refrigerant are that both lines are the same temperature and/or frost or ice has built up on the large line at the condenser. The thermostat will normally display room temperature on till it is touched to change the setting. It could have a "Span" setting as well as times and temperatures. The operating "span" of MOST residential thermostats is 40 to 90 degrees. That means you can set it as low as 40 degrees and no higher than 90 degrees. It probably has a fan switch also. When in the "ON" position, the fan will run constantly, 24 / 7, but the condenser will still cycle on and off as needed to keep the house at set point. If you have a suggestion to include in this paragraph, please let me know.

I think I have it covered above. Let me know if you need something more specific. Thank you. Roger

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Does this help to narrow it down for me? How long does it run? How do you restart it? Roger

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