What To Do When Your AC Suddenly Stops Working

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What To Do When Your AC Suddenly Stops Working

What To Do When Your AC Suddenly Stops Working

If your AC suddenly stops working, the issues can range from the very simple to a more serious issue. Before hitting the panic button, there are several things you can do to troubleshoot the problem before calling a professional HVAC technician at Masters Heating & Cooling

Check out the following most common culprits of a sudden loss of air conditioning:

One of the first things to check is your thermostat. Make sure the thermostat is set to the correct temperature and in cooling mode. Try adjusting to a lower temperature and listen for the AC unit to turn on. If after trying these simple solutions you still don’t have AC, call Masters to schedule an AC repair.

The second possible issue is a blown fuse or popped circuit breaker. If either of these has occurred, the AC unit won’t have the electrical power it needs to operate. Resetting the breaker or replacing the blown fuse should eliminate the problem, but you should call Masters for a complete inspection to ensure there’s not a serious issue that caused the loss of power in the first place.

Third, a dirty air filter can cause your AC to stop working properly because the airflow needed to operate the unit will be constricted or cut off. Check the filter and clean or replace it if it’s dirty.

Other issues that can cause your AC to stop working are debris or plantings that obstruct the outdoor unit, low refrigerant levels or blocked or leaking ducts.

If you’ve tried troubleshooting your components when the AC has stopped working and the problem still exists, call Masters Heating & Cooling to schedule a diagnostic inspection. Once the issue has been identified, our trained technician will complete the necessary AC repair to have your system up and running in no time. 

To help prevent AC problems, schedule regular AC maintenance for your unit today. Masters Heating & Cooling offers a comprehensive inspection and cleaning to keep your home’s AC system running at its best every time it’s needed.