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Why Won't my Air Conditioning Come On?

Why Won't my Air Conditioning Come On?

Heating and air conditioning problems are too serious to put off.

Heating and air conditioning problems can be dangerous. Even in September, in Charleston’s hot, sticky heat, going without air conditioning is no laughing matter. The young, the elderly, and people with breathing problems are among populations especially at risk. It’s essential you use whatever resources you have available to get on top of service problems before they make you or a loved one sick.

The following techniques may get your AC started without the help of a professional. But don’t waste any time calling for help if you can’t get it going yourself:

  • Test your thermostat. Make sure your thermostat is working by playing with the fan features. You can check the sensor by setting it to two degrees below your home’s current temperature. If it doesn’t work, you may be able to change the batteries or remove it from the wall gently to check for any disconnected wires.
  • Clear debris from your intake or exhaust pipes. Often, PVC piping is used to carry exhaust away from a heating or cooling unit, and also to deliver the air needed to keep burners lit. If these pipes are clogged, it can create a problem. You can attempt to clear these pipes by hand at the exterior of your home or at the point where they connect with your indoor unit.
  • Reboot your system. Most HVAC systems are built with onboard safeguards which force a shut down if certain conditions are met. Like with a fuse or breaker issue, you want to call in help if this is a recurring problem. Otherwise, rebooting is a simple task, and directions can almost always be found on the inside of the control door panel.

Need help with your heating and air conditioning equipment? Don’t waste any time. Schedule a service visit online or call Fogel Services at (843) 800-4133.