Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On

Air Conditioner Won't Turn On

In the summertime, our air conditioners are our lifelines. Without our AC, we would not be able to escape the stifling Tampa Bay heat and humidity! So, when your air conditioner won’t turn on when you need it to cool you down, you need it fixed right away. If your AC is no longer working, be sure to check these potential causes, or call Blair’s Air now.

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1. Thermostat Issues

Your thermostat is your way of communicating with your air conditioner. So, if the thermostat is not working properly, there is no way for your AC to know that it should be switched on. First look at the screen on your thermostat. If the thermostat is off or showing a blank display, try switching it on. It could also be a case of expired batteries. Be sure to replace the batteries in the thermostat.

If your thermostats still won’t switch on, it could be a sign that you need a new thermostat. You will need a professional technician to come in and take a look at it. It could be an electrical problem with your thermostat.

2. Circuit Breaker Tripped

A common problem is the circuit breaker switching off. Find your electrical panel and check the AC switch. If it is in the “OFF” position, simply switch it to “ON.”

If the circuit continues to trip multiple times, do not try and switch it back on. For some reason, the circuit is overloading, and switching it on may cause an electrical fire. Instead, call an electrician immediately.

3. Condenser Unit Unplugged

Visually inspect the cord coming out of the air conditioner. The problem may be as simple as the AC not being plugged in (if you have a window unit)! It most cases, it is a small brown cord that comes out of your AC and is connected to a panel on the side of your home.

Sometimes, these wires can become unplugged or even chewed through. This could stop the flow of electricity to your AC, preventing it from switching on.

4. Clogged AC Drain Line

Lack of maintenance will cause the AC to eventually become overloaded with moisture and clogged with gunk. Be sure you keep your condensate drain line clean by pouring a cup of boiling water down your drain pipe every month or so.

5. Dirty Air Filter

Also be sure to regularly change your air filter. These DIY maintenance tips for your air conditioner will keep your system running throughout Tampa’s humid summers.

Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On? Call Blair’s AC for Repair

No one should be left to suffer without AC. Especially in the dead heat of a Tampa Bay summer! That’s why Blair’s Air is there when you need us. If you’re having problems with your air conditioner, just give us a call. We offer 24/7 emergency repairs, so it doesn’t matter when your AC goes out, we’ll be there for you!

Call (727) 800-4148 to schedule your appointment.