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So, you had a new central air conditioner installed and you can’t figure out why it’s not cooling down the house. If you’re like many homeowners who have priced and installed a new heating, ventilation, an air conditioning (HVAC) system in Ashburn or the surrounding Northern Virginia area, you too may be wondering why your new AC unit is not cooling.

According the EnergyStar.gov, one of the common cooling problems with new AC systems is improperly installed HVAC equipment–something most homeowners don’t expect after hiring an HVAC professional to install their HVAC equipment.

So, why would a newly installed, central air conditioning system not be cooling and blowing cold air?

If your new system is not blowing cold air, it’s likely not the brand of HVAC equipment that you installed–it’s may be the HVAC contractor who installed your new cooling system did something wrong. According to EnergyStar.gov, improper installation of a central AC can result in:

  • leaky ducts with low airflow
  • refrigerant charge not matching the manufacturer’s specifications

Just like your car, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s specifications with HVAC equipment. With rapid changes in technology moving these systems to higher efficiency and using more variable speed technology, it is important to purchase your HVAC system purchased through factory dealers who are trained in installing and servicing your new HVAC system. That is why is why we also recommended you work with a NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified and licensed HVAC professional–one who has been in business for many years and has a proven record of delivering satisfaction and peace-of-mind.

Have questions about why your air conditioner may not be cooling your house? Give the HVAC professionals a call at “The Flow!” M.E. Flow covers all of Northern Virginia and a portion of West Virginia (Bunker Hill, Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Inwood and Summer Point). With office locations in Alexandria, Winchester, and Leesburg, we have an air conditioning service repair specialist and a home comfort advisor in your neighborhood. Heating and air conditioning contractor M.E. Flow is a 15 minute drive to Ashburn.

Remember, don’t wait for the first heat wave to hit before you turn on your air conditioner; go ahead and turn on your ac today to make sure it is blowing cold air.

For additional tips on purchasing a new HVAC system and making sure it’s properly installed, check out this previous blog post called, “Why Your New Energy Efficient HVAC System Is Not Performing as You Expected.”