Imagine that you had a long day at work, and all you can think about is getting home to relax in the air conditioning. But when you get home, it’s uncomfortably warm because your air conditioner isn’t working. Here are four possible reasons why your cooling system may have quit on you.
1. Power Supply
If your air conditioner seems to be the only appliance in your home that’s without power, see if it has flipped the circuit breaker. If so, reset it. If it continues to throw the breaker, call an HVAC professional for help.
2. Obstructed Unit
If the power supply is not the issue, see if something is blocking your outside HVAC unit. Debris, like trash, leaves, or sticks, can block the unit’s air intake, turning it off. Remove any obstructions, and see if the AC comes back on.
3. Dirty Air Filter
If your cooling system still isn’t working, check the air filter. Air conditioners turn off if enough air cannot move through them, so try replacing the filter.
The next thing you will want to check is your thermostat. Make sure that the unit is set to cool and the thermostat is at an appropriate temperature. If you have a smart thermostat, ensure that your Wi-Fi is working correctly. Try reconnecting the system to your home’s internet.
Time to Call a Pro
If you’ve made all the checks mentioned above and still aren’t getting cool air, it’s time to call an HVAC technician for service. There are numerous other reasons that your air conditioner may not be working, including motor, compressor, and fan issues or broken wiring.
If you live in Sherwood and Central Arkansas, our team at Bill Lea Service is ready to help. We’re available for calls 24 hours a day. Contact us today for more information!