Why Is Your AC Not Turning On?


Even though most people are coming out of the warm months of summer, there is still plenty of time for your AC to cause issues. Of all the potential problems — weird sounds, irregular temperatures, poor air quality — the most frustrating is when your AC unit simply won't turn on at all. Below are a few reasons why that may be happening; if you experience any of them, contact an HVAC company to schedule an AC repair appointment immediately.

Blown Circuit

Since your AC unit requires electricity to function, one of the simplest reasons for your AC unit not working at all could be a blown circuit. Usually this comes about by a simple power surge, so all you'll need to do is flip the switch on the breaker and it should turn on. If it doesn't, contact a professional to have it looked at since overloaded circuits can spark a fire. Alternatively, if your circuit breaker is fine, check your thermostat to see if it's working properly.

Clogged Filter

An air filter that is excessively dirty won't cause your air conditioning to shut off overnight, but over time, it will choke out your system and cause your unit to stop working completely. You need to replace the air filter to ensure that air gets to your unit properly, but you most likely also need to schedule AC repair service to repair any damage that was done to your unit.

Clogged Drain Pan

Air conditioning units put out a substantial amount of water in the form of condensation, and this water flows to the outside by way of your system's drain pan. Just about anything can clog this pipe, from dirt and debris to rodents and bugs, so make sure that it's not clogged. If it is, you'll have standing water that will not only turn off your AC unit's float switch but that can also cause significant water damage to your home.

Frozen Condenser Lines

It seems weird to think that something in your air conditioner could get too cold, but that's exactly what happens if your condenser lines are dirty. AC units require warm air to function since your condenser coils convert that hot air to cold air and distribute it throughout your home. If there is a layer of dust or grime on the lines, this conversion process will take place and your condenser coils will freeze. Another possible reason for this problem is having low refrigerant. Both of these problems require professional assistance, so contact an HVAC company to receive AC repair.


26 October 2020

Understanding Advances in HVAC Systems

When our air conditioner broke last year, I was fairly confident that we would be left trying to choose a similar system for a bunch of money. However, our friend who works as a general contractor explained that there were all kinds of neat advances in HVAC systems that might help us out. He explained that we might be able to enjoy a quieter system or one that filters our indoor air more effectively. We liked the sound of that, so we started shopping for a new system. After finding an air conditioner that was perfect for our place, we started this blog to educate other homeowners about new technology.