Nothing is worse than coming home after a sweltering day in the Phoenix heat only to discover your AC won’t turn on. Don’t panic just yet! While some problems are serious enough to require professional attention from our technicians at Plumbing & A/C Medic, you may be able to get your AC running on your own. When your AC won’t turn on, try these three simple at-home fixes to get it running again:
1. Check Your Thermostat
Some AC issues can be solved with a quick check of your thermostat. If the batteries are dead or dying, your air conditioner may not be getting the signal it needs to lower your home’s temperature. Freshen up the batteries to see if this solves the problem. Be sure to double-check that the temperature is set correctly. If a family member or visitor raises the temperature, then your AC won’t turn on as expected.
2. Change The Air Filter
If your air filter is clogged, it can cause the cooling system to turn off. Usually, this happens when the filter is dirty enough that it severely restricts air flow to your AC. We recommend changing your air filter once every three months to avoid dust and debris buildup in your AC. Not only is it good for your AC, but it also keeps the air in your home clean and breathable!
3. Check The Circuit Breakers
If your AC system still won’t turn on after completing the first two steps, it’s time to check your circuit breaker. Look for the circuit your AC system is connected to and flip the switch once. If the problem was a blown fuse, this should bring your AC back to life.
AC still won’t turn on? Sounds like it’s time to call the experts here at Plumbing & A/C Medic. Our skilled technicians will thoroughly evaluate your system, diagnose the issue and have your cooling system up and running again in no time. We’ve provided leading air conditioning and cooling services to the Phoenix, AZ, area for years. Give us a call today! We also provide indoor air quality services and energy savings agreement programs.