Did you turn on your air conditioner recently only to find out that it’s not working? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
Even though it’s a frustrating problem, the reality is that there are a wide variety of reasons why your air conditioner may not be working.
Thankfully, in this article, we’ll provide you with a list of some of the most common reasons why air conditioners stop working so that you can attempt to resolve the problem yourself before calling an HVAC company
Things To Check When Your Air Conditioner Stops Working
Check The Filter – The first thing that you want to do to find out why your air conditioner is not working is to check the filter. The filter should be free of dust, dirt, and debris. If it’s not been changed in 30 days, you should change it immediately because this may help to resolve your problem and get your air conditioner working once again.
After changing your air filter, you also want to make sure that you’re also installing the filter into the filter cabinet in the correct direction. Just follow the airflow indicators on your air filters frame and it should fit snugly.
Inspect The Thermostat – After checking your air filter, the next thing that you want to do is to verify that your thermostat is working correctly. Many thermostats are battery operated and as with any other battery-operated device, those batteries can wear out after 1 to 2 years so you may need to replace those batteries to get your thermostat working correctly once again
Besides checking the batteries for your air filter, you also want to verify that it’s set to the correct setting because, if you have children in your house, one of them may have inadvertently bumped the thermostat or changed the settings to hot instead of cold, and this could be the reason why your air conditioner is not cooling your home like it once did.
If Your Air Conditioner Blew A Fuse – Let’s say that you check your thermostat, and also replace the air filter, but you found that your air conditioner is still not working. In this case, it could be an electrical issue. You may want to consider tripping the fuse to your air conditioner to see if that is the issue or not.
Maintenance Around Your Outdoor Unit – Air conditioners are a great asset to any home because they keep it cool and comfortable during the warm-weather months. Sadly, many people make the mistake of letting their outer units become blocked with leaves and possibly even outdoor patio furniture.
If it’s been some time since you’ve maintained your outdoor unit, you should spend the afternoon clearing any grass, trash, dirt, or debris from the unit so that it has clear airflow and is not inhibited from doing its job.
Contact Air Care Heating And Air Conditioning
If your air conditioner is still not turning on, or not keeping your home cool, it may require further service by an HVAC professional this is why we encourage you to give us a call today at (949) 446-1606 or click here to connect with us online to schedule your AC maintenance appointment.