A/C Won’t Turn On: Here’s What to Do by GO Heating, Air & Plumbing

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Homeowner's want to make sure that their air conditioning system is working at peak performance especially this summer. Just as you’re starting to seek comfort and relief from the hot weather, the A/C won’t turn on. Here are some simple yet effective things to do when the air conditioner fails to operate:

By giving your air filter the care it deserves, your A/C won’t have to suffer from any malfunctions this cooling season.

Give Air Filters Due Care
One of the reasons why the A/C won’t turn on is dirty and clogged air filters. Air conditioners have needs of their own, and they deserve a good cleaning and proper maintenance. Part of this care is making sure that they are regularly cleaned and changed on time.

By giving the air filter the care it deserves, your A/C won’t have to suffer from any malfunctions this cooling season. For amazing results, be sure to change the filters once every three months.

Keep The Thermostat in Check
If everything seems right with the filters, but the air conditioner still won’t turn on, then the problem might be the thermostat. It is imperative to keep your thermostat in check to allow the air conditioning unit to operate on optimal levels. Make sure it is clean with fresh batteries and installed in the right location (away from any heat-generating equipment and direct sunlight).

Always Check the Power/Breaker Box
Any disruption in the circuit breaker can cause the A/C not to work. If the power leading to your air conditioner is disrupted, the system might turn on and off. Check the breaker box for issues like short circuit and other electrical problems.

If the unit hasn’t been inspected, leave it off to avoid other issues and call in a pro.

Clean The Outdoor Unit
Your outdoor unit might be clogged with debris and dirt; that’s why your system isn’t turning on or running properly. When particles accumulate on the unit, the fan motor won’t have enough space to move well. When in doubt of what to do with the condenser unit, it’s best to call in the HVAC pros to diagnose the problem and provide reliable solutions.

Clogged Ducts
When a system has bad airflow or restricted airflow it can cause the A/C to not work. Make sure none of the vents are blocked by furniture or anything similar. Allow the system to breathe.

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