Are you experiencing difficulties with your air conditioner not turning on? Quality Comfort understands the frustration and potential costs associated with this problem. But before you say "Alexa find an air conditioning contractor near me", there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take to identify the issue.
First, check your thermostat to ensure it is set to the "cool" position and that the temperature is lower than the current room temperature in your home. If the thermostat is not set lower, your air conditioner will not activate.
Next, examine the air filter. A dirty or clogged air filter can cause your air conditioner to malfunction. If the filter is dirty, try cleaning it or replacing it with a new one to see if that resolves the problem. A dirty air filter restricts airflow, potentially causing your air conditioning system to freeze up. If you notice any ice formation, it is advisable to turn off the system until the ice has completely melted. It is crucial to maintain a clean filter, as failure to do so can lead to system freezing or overheating of the blower motor, resulting in expensive and avoidable damage.
You can also inspect the outdoor unit to ensure the AC is functioning correctly and there is no visible ice accumulation. If the unit is not running at all, it might be due to a tripped circuit breaker. Check the circuit breaker and locate your air conditioner's emergency float switch, usually found near the air handler. Additionally, verify if the air conditioner's drain line has become clogged and triggered the float switch. The presence of water in the PVC pipe connected to the float switch can prevent your air conditioner from turning on. Lift the float and check if the PVC pipe is clear of water.
If none of these steps solve the problem then it's time to call a professional. Quality Comfort Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. is your trusted 5-star rated air conditioning company serving Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, Satellite Beach, and the surrounding areas of Brevard County, Florida. Our team of experienced technicians is equipped to handle a wide range of air conditioning issues and can help get your air conditioner back up and cooling as it should. Call Today 321-242-2513