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When you find yourself in the middle of the summer heat and your AC isn’t turning on for one reason or another, it can beg to question, why? This can be incredibly frustrating when you feel the temperature in your home start to creep higher and higher. Before you call on your HVAC company to come and check things out, there are a few things you can try first. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk you through some of the troubleshooting that can be done before you call us to check out your AC that won’t turn on.
How Do I Fix My AC that Won’t Turn On?
AC problems aren’t something that you want to mess around with in a Vegas summer. If yours isn’t turning on for some reason, here are some of the steps that you should walk through before you call us.
– Thermostat Settings: The first thing you need to do is check the thermostat and make sure the cooling system is turned on. Make sure it is set to “cool” rather than “on.” The “on” setting is going to keep your fan on, not the AC.
– Circuit Breaker: The next place you need to go and check is the circuit breaker. It isn’t uncommon for an AC system to trip the breaker. All you will have to do is flip the switch if this is the problem, and the system should boot right up.
– Check Power Switches: For most AC units, there are two different power switches that need to be in the “on” position. Once switch will be in charge of the outdoor unit and the other will be in charge of the indoor unit. The indoor unit switch is usually found on your furnace or air handler. The outdoor switch should be found near the outdoor unit. It is usually in a metal box by the house.
– Clean Air Filter: This might sound silly, but if you have a dirty air filter that hasn’t been changed in months, it could cause your system to overheat and shut down. You should be changing your air filter every month or so.
– Clearance Around AC Condenser: If there is a great deal of plants and other debris that are crowding the outdoor unit, this can be another cause for overheating. You should have at least two feet of clearance around your outdoor unit to get proper airflow.
– Hard Reset Restart of AC Unit: If you know how, you can try restarting your unit as well. You can usually read about how to do a hard reset on your unit in the owner’s manual. It can sometimes act funny when you have flipped the breaker.