AC Not Working? Here’s What To Do

When you live in Florida, having a working air conditioner is essential to your in-home comfort. Here’s what to do when your AC isn’t working.

1. Check the Circuit Breaker

When there’s an issue, most times the best place to start is with the obvious. If you know that your unit is connected to the power source and it’s still not functioning properly, check your circuit breaker. No change? It’s time to call an electrician—unless you’re a qualified professional, we do not recommend attempting electrical work yourself.

If your power source is working as it should, but your AC still isn’t, move on to our next recommendation.

2. Change Your Air Filters

As you know, dirty air filers can prevent proper air flow. And over time, it can add stress on your machine to the point of malfunction. Keeping up with regular HVAC maintenance can help prevent this from happening. We recommend changing your filters every 30–60 days—if you’re spending more time at home, opt for every 30 days. Not only is this good for the life of your HVAC, it’s also good for your indoor air quality.

Recently changed your air filters? Time to move on to the next recommendation.

3. Check Your Thermostat

Your thermostat communicates with your HVAC to properly cool and heat your home. It stands to reason that if there’s an issue with your thermostat, your HVAC system won’t know what to do. First check the batteries—again, we start with the most obvious. If your batteries are working properly but you still believe there could be an issue with the thermostat, try cleaning it. A dirty thermostat can lead to malfunction. Just as with your air filters, take time to clean your thermostat regularly.

Thermostat working as it should? Maybe it’s the unit.

4. Check Your Outdoor Unit

When it comes to HVAC maintenance, it’s important not to neglect your outdoor unit. Dirt and debris can get trapped and lead to serious issues. Make sure you clear any leaves, sticks, or other foreign objects from around your unit. Next, check to make sure no debris or dust is around your condenser coil. If there is, use a hose to clean it.

5. Call the Air Hawk team

If you’ve tried everything above and your AC still isn’t working, it’s time to call a professional. Our team of technicians are available seven days per week—so no matter when your system goes out, you know you can call on us. Simply contact us or request an appointment. We will evaluate your system and identify the best solution.

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