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What To Do If Your Air Conditioner Doesn't Turn On

If your air conditioner isn't turning on, you need to do something before your home begins to get too hot. You can survive without central air conditioning, but in the heat of summer, it's not the time you want to be without. If your air conditioner isn't turning on, there are things you can to do troubleshoot the problem. Read on for information that can help you get your air conditioner working again.

Clean Your Condensing Unit

Your exterior unit is exposed to all types of weather and other elements which can cause problems for your system when in us and not in use. This system needs to be cleaned in order to prevent it from breaking down prematurely. Use your garden hose to spray down the unit to remove the debris clogging the unit. If the unit is clogged, air cannot get to it and it can break down. Spray the unit down both from the inside out and from the outside in. Remove the top of the unit and the housing to give it a good cleaning. Remember to take a look at the inside of the unit to remove anything that may be inside. After you've cleaned your system, try turning on your air conditioner.

Replace The Air Filter

Replace the air filter in your system, as this can clog the air flow to your system too if it's full. Remove the old filter and replace it with a new one. After you replace the air filter, hit the reset button on your system. This air filter needs to be changed every other month. 

Adjust The Thermostat

Make an adjustment to the thermostat to see if this turns on your system. If your system is running, but the air isn't coming out cold, it could be a lack of Freon in your system. Make adjustments to the thermostat to see if anything happens with your system. If adjusting the thermostat didn't do anything, it may be an issue with your unit being frozen, which can happen if the condensate drain is clogged. If this occurs, your system will not run.

If your air conditioner isn't turning on, there are a few things you can do to try and make the repair yourself. Some things may be out of your realm of knowledge and should be left to a professional AC repair technician. If you aren't able to make the repair yourself, call a pro today.