What To Do If Your Air Conditioner Suddenly Stops Working
If your AC suddenly stops working, there are several things you can do to troubleshoot the issue before calling Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing for professional help.
- Check that the thermostat is set to “cool” and that the temperature is set lower than the current room temperature. To further troubleshoot this possibility, set the temperature a little lower and listen to see if the AC unit comes on. If the thermostat is not working properly, it may need to be replaced. Brackett can handle this issue quickly and efficiently.
- Check the air filter. A dirty air filter can cause numerous problems that will make your air conditioner run poorly or not at all. If the filter is clogged with dirt, dust or other debris, change it immediately. When you have regular HVAC maintenance with Brackett, we’ll check your filter as part of our comprehensive inspection and tune-up.
- Check the circuit breaker to make sure the switch for the air conditioner is in the “on” position. If the breaker has tripped, reset it and try turning on the air conditioner again.
- Check the condensate drain for any clogs, which can cause your air conditioner to stop working. If the drain is clogged, you can use a wet/dry vacuum to clear it or call Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing to take care of the problem for you.
- Make sure the outdoor unit is clean and free of debris. If the unit is dirty, clean it using a garden hose and let it dry before turning it back on. Trim plants and shrubs away from the unit to allow the air to flow freely into it.
If after trying these troubleshooting steps you still have little or no AC, it’s time to call Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing. One of our trained technicians can diagnose the issue and make the necessary AC repair to get your unit up and running.