Why Won’t My Air Conditioner Turn On?

As the warmer months quickly approach, more and more homes will begin to turn their air conditioning systems on. However, if it’s been a number of months since your air conditioner was last turned on, your cooling system might refuse to turn on. When this happens, you need to understand the cause, as well as how to fix the issue in order to comfortably cool your home. For all of your home’s air conditioning needs, contact Hans Heating & Air today.

Common Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On

Here are some of the reasons your air conditioner won’t turn on and what to do to fix the issue.

Evaporator Coils Need to Be Cleaned

The evaporator coil is designed to hold the chilled refrigerant that cools the air supply. With extensive usage comes dirt and debris that will surely build up on your evaporator coils over time. If they’re not cleaned, they can greatly decrease the effectiveness of your home’s air conditioner. Call in a professional air conditioning company to have the coil cleaned and see the difference that it makes on your home’s temperature.

Clogged Filter

Your air conditioner’s air filter is designed to clean the air that your family is breathing. The filter catches any dirt or debris and removes it from the air. However, when an air filter becomes clogged, your AC’s air supply can be weakened and altogether halted. In order to fix this issue, the filter will need to be replaced.

Tripped Circuit Breaker

Circuit breakers are excellent at protecting us from fires, electrical surges, and more. If you don’t know why your circuit breaker is tripping, though, it can be very frustrating and confusing. When the circuit breaker connected to your air conditioner keeps tripping, it’s likely that your air conditioner is very old and is using too much electricity, or too many appliances are being used at once. 

Electrical Wiring Issues

If an electrical wiring issue is causing your air conditioner to malfunction, you’re likely noticing other signs. To help you identify if electrical problems are causing your air conditioning system to not turn on, consider if you’re having other electrical problems. If lights are flickering, breakers are constantly tripping, outlets have discoloration, or any other electrical issues occur, it’s likely your electrical wiring that needs to be replaced. Contact a professional to inspect and repair the issue.

Faulty Motor

The fan motor within your air conditioner is designed to circulate cool air evenly throughout your home. Your air conditioner might actually be on and producing cold air, but if the fan motor is faulty or broken, you won’t see the benefits of the cooled air, as it isn’t able to circulate. Calling a professional for an inspection or air conditioner repair services can help determine what the issue is, as well as provide a game plan to fix the issue going forward.

Contact Hans Heating and Air for AC Services

Regardless of the reason behind your air conditioner refusing to turn on, you should contact a professional to inspect the AC system and find the root of the issue. That way, you can be sure that you’re getting to the bottom of the issue and performing the necessary service. The professionals at Hans Heating & Air have years of experience and knowledge in the HVAC industry, and they’ve seen it all. For air conditioning repair and replacement services that your home can depend on, book an appointment with Hans today.

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