Atlanta Air Conditioning Repair: My AC Won’t Start

Posted by David Roussel

Certainly one of the most frustrating things that any Atlanta, GA homeowner can experience during the long hot summer occurs when the AC won’t start. You come home to find it very stuffy and hot. You walk over to the thermostat. Everything looks in order. You press the “On” button on the digital console, and you hear nothing.  While professional installation and routine maintenance are great ways to ensure that you are well prepared, occasionally you may find yourself in this situation. When you need Atlanta air conditioning repair, simply call South Air Heating & Cooling.

Let’s take a look at a few reasons why your AC won’t start:

  • Thermostat fault: This is one of the most common reasons for an AC that won’t start. Your thermostat needs to be properly calibrated in order to call for the correct temperature. But it also needs to be fault-free, and over time, your thermostat may have developed an electric problem.
  • Electrical problem: As you know all too well, your AC runs on electricity, which is supplied by your utility company. If your AC won’t start, be sure to check that it hasn’t blown a fuse or tripped the circuit breaker. If it hasn’t, then it could be a serious electrical wiring problem, or a bad capacitor. Electricity is hazardous, and repairs should only be carried out by a qualified technician.
  • Condensate leaks: The evaporator coil in your indoor air handler is equipped with a condensate pan that connects to a drainpipe, so that any condensed water vapor that accumulates on the coils can drip in to the pan and drain out of the air handler. If you have a leak, this can cause the system to shut down.

We hope this helps. For more information about Atlanta air conditioning repair, call the pros at South Air Heating & Cooling today! 

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