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Causes of your AC not turning on…Circuit breaker tripping? Thermostat Issue?

Warning: Some Home improvement projects may be dangerous by nature and may present risk of serious injury or death if not done properly.  Know your limitations these tips and blog assumes the reader has sufficient knowledge of the subject matter.  All work performed based on following these tips are done at your own risk. You agree to not hold AirBenders, LLC and its affiliates responsible for any personal or property damage that may arise from your use of this information.

Always read and follow instruction manuals and safety warnings. Consult with a qualified professional for assistance if you are not competent in topics discussed.

Circuit Breaker Tripping

Step 1: The first thing to check if your Air Conditioner isn’t turning on is your Heat and AC breaker in your panel box. The panel box of your home is usually located in your basement or garage. Both the Heat and AC should be marked so you can find it easily.

Step 2: Once you locate the breakers turn both breakers to the off position. Wait about 5 seconds then turn it back on. If the breaker stops tripping and your unit comes back on then you know you have fixed your problem. If the breaker keeps tripping then be sure to not hold it in the on position and to switch it back to the off position. Keeping it in the on position can cause the breaker to overheat and damage your equipment. More importantly leaving it in the on position can lead to dangerous situations where you can get hurt. If your breaker keeps tripping be sure to call your contractor.

Thermostat Issue

Another thing to check for if your system is not turning on is the set point on your thermostat. The set point on your thermostat is the desired temperature that you want your house to cool or heat too. If in the cooling mode your set point on your thermostat is higher than the actual space temperature, then the unit will not turn on. If in the heating mode your set point on your thermostat is lower than the actual temperature, then the unit will also not turn on. So depending on whether you’re trying to cool or heat your home the set point needs to be either higher or lower than the actual temperature. After doing so you may want to have your fan on the auto position so that the fan will shut off when the thermostat is satisfied and energy will not be wasted.

Need Help?

If you find that you require professional assistance and live in the areas we service, feel free to call AirBenders and we can come and address your problem. If you do not live in areas mentioned below please consult with your local professionals. The brands we currently service are listed below. If you do not see your brand listed we may still carry it, call to find out on 703-793-9090.

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