If you live in Florida, chances are you have had to deal with AC troubles. When summertime comes around it is almost inevitable! It is common for your air conditioner’s performance to decline when temperatures soar into the 100’s but what happens when your AC unit won’t turn on at all?
3 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On
Take a look at these potential causes to determine the next step.
1. Tripped Breaker
One of the most common causes of an air conditioner that won’t start is a tripped circuit breaker. Sometimes when the circuit overloads, the breaker will trip. A tripped breaker is especially common during the summer months due to rising temperatures.
To check if this is the cause, go to your electrical panel and find the AC switch. If it is in the “OFF” position, switch it to “ON.”
If this continues to happen, do not keep turning the breaker as this could cause severe damage. When a circuit trips multiple times there could be damage to the electrical unit which can cause a fire.
2. Thermostat Issues
Your AC and thermostat work together to provide cold air to your home. If your thermostat isn’t working then your air conditioner isn’t receiving information to turn on and off.
If you think there is a problem with your thermostat you can easily troubleshoot this on your own. Go to your thermostat and see if the screen is showing a blank display. If it is, try turning it on. If the display does not turn on, then replace the batteries. If it still isn’t working, then it may be time for a new thermostat.
3. Unplugged Condenser Unit
Not all problems require a service call which is why it is important to troubleshoot the problem before reaching out to a technician. Your AC may be off because the condenser unit is unplugged. I know what you’re thinking, “How does that happen!”, It is more common than you think, though. From animals to lawn service, there are numerous ways your condenser cord can be pulled or damaged.
Most AC units have a small cord connecting your AC to a panel on the side of your home. Double check this chord is in place and good working order before ruling this cause out.
If you are concerned it is damaged, give us a call, and we will send out a technician. Check our specials to see how you can save on a service call.
We’re Here When You Need AC Help in Clearwater, FL
When you’d rather leave AC repairs to the professionals, Climate Design is here. We offer quality air conditioning services in the Clearwater area and surrounding cities.
Call (888) 572-7245 to schedule your appointment