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Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Working?

It’s one of the most common calls we get from homeowners seeking out our fast, reliable service. There’s no air coming from the air conditioning system, and temperatures inside of the house are climbing. What could be at fault? And is there anything you can do yourself to fix it?

Things to Check

If you have some time to wait (if there are no small children or elderly relatives in the home, for example), you may want to double-check that it is not a problem you can solve on your own. Try the following areas:

  • The thermostat: It’s easy to miss small changes in the thermostat settings made by guests or family members by mistake.
  • Circuit breaker: Try resetting the switch if you believe the air conditioner tripped the breaker. If this happens often, however, there is likely a problem that should be checked out by a technician.
  • The vents: Is the outside unit running, but you still cannot feel nay air in the home? It could be a problem with the fan motor, but you should also check to make sure that the vent in the room was not shut.

When to Call a Technician

If none of these solve your problem, you should shut off your system and contact your local HVAC technician as soon as possible. There are a number of problems that could cause the air conditioner to quit working, and a technician is more qualified to determine the cause quickly. Here are just a few of them.

  • Capacitor: A small electrical failure, such as a problem with a capacitor, may cause the entire system to shut down.
  • Motor: The fan motor may have stopped working, which will stop your system from keeping you cool.
  • Compressor: The compressor is one of the most important parts of your system, responsible for helping move the refrigerant, but it’s also one of the most costly.

VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here for all of your air conditioning repair needs in the Plymouth, MN area. Call our friendly technicians 24/7 for exceptional customer service!

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