What To Do If Your Air Conditioner Is Not Running


If your air conditioner is not turning on when the temperature inside of your home is beginning to rise, it could be a sign of a problem with your HVAC system. As the temperature gets hotter outside, your air conditioner is going to begin to run that much harder to keep up with the temperature you need it to be inside of your home. All of this extra demand can weigh on your system, and it can really weigh on older, outdated units. If your air conditioner finally gave out, one of the first things you should do is to call a professional HVAC repair company to have them take a look at your unit and make the necessary repairs. Read on for a few things you may be able to do as well.

Listen For Noises 

If you can hear your system making any type of noise, it may not necessarily be that your unit is not working, it could be something else that is the problem. It could very well be your thermostat. If the air is still circulating, but you just aren't getting any cool air to come out of your vents, it could be the thermostat, or you could have an issue with your refrigerant levels. If you don't have any refrigerant, you are going to have warm air circulating. If it's the thermostat, you may not have any air circulation.

Change Your Thermostat

Change your thermostat if your thermostat is older or outdated. You can invest in a new thermostat, and it's easy to install a new one yourself. It's simply connecting the wires to the ones that were already there in the wall. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the thermostat when installing it to ensure you have done the work correctly. Invest in a new thermostat that gives you a digital readout, rather than a dial or lever adjustment. Newer thermostats are more energy efficient, and some may help you qualify for a discount on your energy bill. Once you have changed the thermostat, check to see if this turns on your air conditioner, or helps to change the temperature in your home at all.

If your air conditioner is not running properly, it could be due to a number of reasons why. The first thing you should do is hire a professional HVAC technician to come out and take a look at your system. Be sure your system is clean and that it has a clear perimeter surrounding the exterior unit, and that your filters have been changed. Check for other issues such as the thermostat not reading properly, or that the unit is not frozen or damaged in any way.

For more info, contact a company like Willman Air.


16 December 2022

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