When you turn on your AC only to find that it isn’t working properly, it is enough to elicit fear into anyone that live in Vegas. With triple digit temperatures, the last thing you need is an AC system that isn’t keeping you cool like you want it to. When things go wrong with your AC, the first thing you should do is some troubleshooting. Hal Mechanical is here to share some troubleshooting tips that will hopefully help you get your home cool again with a working AC system.
What Would Cause an AC Unit to Not Turn On?
It is common for homeowners to find that they can’t get their AC to turn on at all, much less, keep their house cool. When your AC fails to kick on and cool your home, there are a few things that could be going on. Here are your first troubleshooting steps.
– Check the Thermostat: Often, homeowners forget that they haven’t set the thermostat in the cool position rather than “off” or “heat.” This is a simple mistake and should be the first place that you check when your AC won’t turn on.
– Is a Breaker Flipped? Take a look at all the switches and if your AC fuse switch is in the off position or between “off” and “on,” switch it off and then turn it back on to see if that gets your AC started.
– Check AC Unit. Make sure all the switches in and around it are turned in the “on” position. This will include the external safety switch that is found near the condensing unit.
How Do I Fix My AC Blowing Warm Air?
Your AC system isn’t going to do you much good if the air that is coming from your vents is still warm rather than cool. If you are experiencing hot air blowing from your vents, it’s time to check a couple things out.
– Make sure there isn’t a blockage in the condenser. It may need a good cleaning so it can work properly. Some of the common debris that can cause problems is grass, tall weeds, trash, or other airborne debris.
– Change your filter if you haven’t recently. A dirty filter can block the airflow that is needed to keep your home cool.
– Check your unit for any signs of a refrigerant leak. If you have low refrigerant levels, it could be the cause for the warm air rather that cool.
– See if ice has formed on the coils. If that is the case, turn on the fan to help defrost them.
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If you have issues with your AC and troubleshooting isn’t helping the situation, it may be time to call on the experts at Hal Mechanical to get to the bottom of the issue. We will make any necessary repairs to your AC unit so you can have a cool home this summer. Call us today!