Why My Air Conditioner Will Not Turn On

Why My Air Conditioner Will Not Turn On

Living in Houston, Texas one of the most important things that need to function correctly in our homes is our air conditioner unit.  This summer especially has been very hot and humid from the beginning.  The worse thing that could happen is your AC suddenly stop working or not even turn on at all.


Thankfully, there are some steps that you can take to figure out just what the problem may be and possibly fix, but keep in mind that some problems are best left to the HVAC specialists like Autumn Mechanical.


You will find that most air conditioning systems are built to last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, though throughout that time do not be surprised that they may some TLC or even possibly repairs.  To help potentially prevent these issues from arising, have your annual maintenance tune-up scheduled each spring.


Spending a little money for the annual maintenance tune-up can help save you lots compared to it breaking down and having to pay for repairs.


Some common issues that may be the problem have some simply solutions:

  • When you AC does not cool rooms evenly:  Check and make sure that the fan that is on your unit is pushing the air into all the rooms and into the duct system.
  • The AC turns on and runs, but you do not feel any cool air:  Firstly check and make sure that your thermostat is set to the correct temperature.  If it is, check the indoor and outdoor units, make sure that the condenser and evaporator do not have dirt or debris that could possibly be causing issues.
  • You hear the condenser unit returns on and off:  If the unit is turning off and on repeatedly could possibly mean that the condenser or fan is dirty or it is clogged.
  • The outdoor unit with the condenser will not turn on at all:  This could possibly mean that a motor is not working properly or it may not be getting any power to turn on.


Issues that can happen and cause your AC to not turn on are wiring problems, icy buildup, faulty thermostats, dirty evaporators, filters, or condenser, faulty motors, low refrigerant, or faulty compressors.  If any of these could possible be a problem, be sure to contact your local and trusted HVAC specialist.  They can help determine how to fix it as well as confirm if that is the issue.


If you come to the fork in the road of deciding if you need to repair or replace, make sure to bare in mind just how old your unit is as well as carefully evaluate the repairs costs.  If your unit is 12 years old or more or if you find that the repairs cost 50% or more of your unit’s total value you just may want to consider replacing your old AC unit with a new one.


If your air conditioning system is not operating correctly or is in need of its annual maintenance to prevent potential issues, please contact us today to schedule your appointment.  Do not be strand in the blasting heat of Houston, Texas summer without a cool home.


Autumn Mechanical
18812 Tomato St.
Spring, TX 77379
(713) 864-8368
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