We have written before about what you should do when your air conditioner stops providing you with cooling power. But what about when your air conditioner won’t turn on at all? No movement of the compressor, no turning of the fans, no sound from the cabinets… nothing. For all intents and purposes, the AC is “dead.”
First, you shouldn’t panic. Help isn’t that far away. You only need to pick up the phone and call a reliable HVAC repair company to come to your assistance. However, there are a few steps you can take before this to see if there is a simple problem that has caused the AC to stop working.
- Look to see if there has been a power outage or if a circuit breaker has been tripped. Air conditioners use an immense amount of electrical power to run, and sometimes this can cause a tripped circuit breaker. If a breaker has been tripped, reset it and try the AC again. If the circuit trips once more, than there is probably an electrical fault with the AC that requires professional repairs.
- Now go look at the thermostat. Is it set correctly? Is it programmed so that it comes on and off at the right times? If you discover that the thermostat has a blank screen (which can occur if you have a digital thermostat) then it may need to have new batteries put in.
- Check around the air conditioner cabinet to see if it has lost its connection to the power supply. If you think that it has, don’t attempt to reconnect it. This is something a professional must handle. (And yes, this is point when it’s time to call on a professional.)
So what is actually keeping your air conditioner from turning on? There are many different reasons, and that’s why you must have someone with professional training handle the actual repair work. An HVAC technician will diagnose the malfunction and then apply the necessary repair, restoring your cooling as soon as possible.
For fast and effective air conditioning repair in Whittier, CA, call JW Heating and Air.