When Your Air Conditioner Won't Work

When Your Air Conditioner Won't Work

The HVAC Troubleshooting Guide To Help You Deal With Summer Cooling Problems

by Clara Fernandez

During the summer months, you want to avoid problems with your AC. Sometimes, extreme heat causes stress and AC problems that are unavoidable. When something happens, you need to troubleshoot the AC to get repairs done ASAP.

Some of the things that you need to check when your AC stops working are the power, air filter, and the unit. Go through the basic troubleshooting, and then look for the serious problems that are going to need repairs. The following AC troubleshooting will help you get to the bottom of problems and get repairs done to keep your home cool:

Start With The Power and Basic Problems

The basic AC problems that you want to troubleshoot start with the electricity. First, go and check to make sure that no breakers have been tripped. If it is not the breakers, you will want to move on and check the main power switch of the AC to make sure it is on. In addition to the power, you will also want to check other basic problems like closed vents and dirty air filters that could be causing the AC not to cool efficiently.

Check For Problems With The AC Unit Freezing

The freezing problems that affect air conditioners can often be avoided by keeping units clean and changing filters. If your AC is already freezing, it is too late for this maintenance, and you will need professional help with repairs. The HVAC repair service will clean the unit and inspect it for damage that needs to be repaired before turning the AC back on.

Make Sure The AC Fans Are Working Properly

The fans of your AC system can also be the problem. When there is a problem with the AC fans, parts do not work as they should, and there is not as much cold air coming out of the vents. If the problem is the fan, you will notice that the air coming from vents is restricted, and may hear noises when the air conditioner turns on.

Check All The Vents and Thermostat Settings

Blocked AC vents are a common cause of the AC not working. Make sure that all vents and returns have plenty of space for air to flow out of them. In addition to the vents, you will also want to check the thermostat settings. If the settings are right and the AC does not come on, you may need to have the thermostat replaced by an HVAC repair service.

Listen For Noises that Could Be Serious AC Problems

There are also many noises that your AC could make, which may be signs of serious problems. Fans, the compressor, and moving parts can cause your air conditioner to make noise. If you turn the AC on and hear loud or strange noises, call for repairs before the problem gets worse.

Look for some of these problems when you are having trouble keeping your home cool during the summer heat. When you find problems during AC troubleshooting, contact an HVAC repair service to fix the problem and cool your home again.

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About Me

When Your Air Conditioner Won't Work

My name is Maura, and I am certified in HVAC installation and repair. I have many clients who call me in a panic because they have turned on their air conditioners and nothing has happened. Your air conditioning technician will get to you as soon as possible, but there are some steps you can take while you are waiting. You might just find that you are able to fix the problem on your own, although you will still want to have a professional assess the situation. In this blog I will take you through some common reasons your air conditioner might not be working and show you some easy temporary solutions.