At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, one of the questions we hear
most is, “Why isn’t my air conditioner running?” There
are many components of an air conditioning unit that require the help
of a trained HVAC professional in order to find exactly what is wrong
and provide the right fix. Our
AC technicians have the skill and experience to provide customers with the resolution
they need when they need it most. Unfortunately, there are times when
air conditioners stop running in the heat of the summer. This is no doubt
something you don’t want to experience.
Our team can help troubleshoot the issues so you can have your unit up
and running effectively. We want to explain the many issues that can cause
your air conditioner to stop working. By understanding what’s wrong,
you can troubleshoot the problem. If the issue is more than you feel you
can handle on your own, you can trust that you can call our team and we
will be there for you when you need us most.
Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Running?
When we receive a call to work on a broken air conditioner, there are a
number of steps we can take to determine the cause of the problem. First,
we want to make sure that the thermostat is working. This controls the
temperature in the room and if it is not working, the air conditioner
may not run. This could be as simple as the thermostat’s batteries
dying or something worse, such as wiring problems. Once we confirm whether
or not the thermostat is the problem, we can move on to the next component
which is the system itself.
The air conditioning unit has numerous parts that make it work the way
it does. All of these are necessary in order for your air conditioner
to work effectively. We may check the evaporator coils to make sure that
nothing is wrong and heat exits the home. Our team can also check and
make sure the air conditioner compressor is not broken. This is the component
that squeezes the refrigerant. These are crucial parts to keep your home cool.
Another problem could be wiring if there was heavy rain or extreme weather
conditions and your air conditioning unit is not protected properly. This
can cause damage to the wiring or other parts of your unit that may force
it to not work.
Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Cooling My House?
In some situations, you may hear your air conditioner turn out, but it
just isn’t giving out the cool air to reach the desired temperature.
Not only does this make your unit work harder — which could cause
future issues — but it also increases the energy use in your home.
There are a number of reasons this can happen and it’s important
to understand why.
One thing that could potentially affect your air conditioner’s ability
to cool your home is dirty air ducts or filters. With dust, dirt, and
other elements clogging up the ducts and air filters, the cool air is
not passing through into the home. This is not only keeping you from reaching
the desired temperature in your home, but bad air quality is also potentially
dangerous for anyone inside the home.
Another element that could prevent your air conditioner from cooling your
home completely is bad insulation or gaps in windows or doors. Any time
the heat from outside comes into the home, it combats with the cold air.
Proper insulation is designed to keep out the hot temperatures during
the summer and keep your cool air inside. You can check the insulation
and have it replaced if it is not sufficient. You can also close any gaps
in your doors and windows so the cold air does not escape your home.
If your air conditioner is not working the way it should or it has stopped
working completely, we can help. We aim to provide the AC service and
repairs you need. Our team can determine the problem and provide a fix.
If the unit is beyond repair, we will work to provide you with the options
to replace the unit with a newer, more efficient air conditioner. Don’t
go through the summer dealing with the hot temperatures when you can stay
cool in the comfort of your own home. When you need air conditioner repair
or replacement in Ohio or Indiana, we are the team you can trust to get
the job done right.