Deciding to Seek Help For Your AC Unit

By the time you finally get into bed at night, you might not want nothing more than to watch a fun television show in your cool, air conditioned master bedroom. Unfortunately, if you are experiencing trouble with your air conditioner, you might find yourself in a stuffy, uncomfortable space instead. However, air conditioning trouble doesn't have to come as a surprise. If you can learn to recognize the signs of trouble early, you might be able to call in the professionals before things turn sour. On my blog, you will be able to read through loads of helpful information on HVAC, so that you can detect trouble before it ruins your sleep.

Why Is My AC Not Turning On?


Few things are more frustrating than when one of the systems inside your house fails to operate. If you turn the faucet handle and no water comes out, for example, it's a sign that something is wrong with your plumbing that needs to be fixed as soon as possible.

The same is true of your air conditioning system. If you turn on your thermostat and no air at all blows out through your air vents, you'll need to schedule an AC repair service as soon as possible to figure what's going on. Fortunately, there are a number of issues you can try before you call your technician to see if you can fix the problem first. Run through the list below, but if none of them work, schedule an air conditioning repair service immediately.

Malfunctioning Thermostat

It sounds simplistic, but it's surprising how many people contact an HVAC company to schedule a repair when the problem is as simple as not flipping the switch on their thermostat. If you have set your air conditioner to "cool," and it's still not blowing cold air, then it may be malfunctioning instead. Thermostats have an average life expectancy of 7 to 10 years, so might be time to replace that unit with the newer, smarter system that you can control from your phone.

Tripped Breaker

If it's not the thermostat, head out to your breaker box and look at the switch that controls the power to your AC system. A slight surge may have tripped the grid that your air conditioning system is on, causing it to shut off as a safety mechanism. Flip the switch back on and see if that works, but be careful about continuing to flip it on if it keeps shutting off. A breaker that is continually tripping could indicate that there's a larger electrical issue occurring.

Frayed Connection

Your air conditioner won't be able to run without power, so head outside to your system and see if there is an electrical line that has become frayed or even completely unattached. Before you inspect it though, make sure that the power is actually off to your system so you don't electrocute yourself. If this is something that you are uncomfortable doing, contact an HVAC technician to do it for you. If the energy supply is intact, that means you might have a problem with your entire system that will most likely need to be replaced.


16 November 2020