Turning On Your Air Conditioner For The First Time And No Luck? What You Can Do

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Turning On Your Air Conditioner For The First Time And No Luck? What You Can Do

Turning On Your Air Conditioner For The First Time And No Luck? What You Can Do

17 February 2021
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If you are just turning on your air conditioner for the first time of the season and you aren't getting any cool air coming through your vents, you need to get on top of the situation before you end up sweating in your house. If you're having an issue with your air conditioner at the very beginning of the season, you need to get on top of this issue before you're left in the heat waiting on a repairman to come to your home during the busiest time of the year. Read on for a few things that you may be able to do to get your air conditioner working properly.

Test The Thermostat

Test the thermostat to be sure it's working as it should. If your thermostat isn't working with your air conditioner, it could cause your air conditioner to not turn on at all. If your thermostat isn't sending the right signals to your air conditioner, your air conditioner isn't going to be able to do what it's supposed to be doing. Check that your thermostat is working by testing the wiring and checking that it turns on the other systems in your home. If you aren't hearing the thermostat click or do anything, there's a good chance that the problem is the thermostat, not the air conditioner. Replace the thermostat with a newer model and be sure to connect the wiring properly to ensure it is sending the right signals to the air conditioning unit.

Check The Unit

Check the unit to see if it's making any type of noises at all. If the unit itself isn't even making a sound, and the fan isn't turning, you may not have any power going to the unit. Check that there is power going to the unit by making sure it's turned on and also that the fuse isn't blown. If this isn't an issue, and you still don't have any type of power, you need to get a hold of an HVAC company to come out and troubleshoot the problem for you. Your unit may not have power for a number of reasons. It's best to hire an HVAC company to get to the bottom of the problem to ensure the air conditioner is repaired properly and working as it should.

If your air conditioner isn't turning on with that first click of the thermostat at the beginning of the season, don't mess around too much and have to wait for a repair person, as this is going to be their busiest time of the year. Call them right away to have your air conditioner inspected and repaired.

If you have additional questions about your air conditioning, contact a local AC repair service.

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I used to routinely get calls from HVAC contractors in my area offering annual maintenance contracts. As soon they would identify themselves, I would quickly say no thank you and hang up. After all, my heating and cooling system was working fine. Why would I spend money on services I clearly didn't need? Boy was I wrong! A few years ago, my AC unit suddenly stopped working. I called my HVAC contractor to have it repaired and assumed that my warranty would pick up the bill. That was until I learned my warranty was voided due to a lack of maintenance. Out of nowhere, my decision to ignore those maintenance calls was about to cost me more than a $1,000. I know there are others out there like me. It is my hope that this site will provide them with the knowledge they need to avoid the mistakes I made.