There could be many reasons why your air conditioner won’t turn on. With regular use, the condition of the components inside your air conditioner will naturally deteriorate, and a lack of maintenance could cause the depletion to go unnoticed.
If your air conditioner won’t turn on, you may not require air conditioning repair. The solution to your problem could be as simple as part replacement or cleaning. We will propose some potential reasons why your air conditioner is broken and offer solutions that could solve the issues.
Check Your Thermostat
It could be the case that your air conditioner won’t turn on because the thermostat batteries are flat or the temperature sensor is inaccurate. If your temperature thermostat can’t read the temperature you set, it won’t turn on because it doesn’t know it has to.
You should contact a qualified HVAC professional to replace your thermostat if you discover it is faulty and your air conditioner won’t turn on as a result.
Assess Your Air Filter
You should change your disposable air filters monthly to maintain their efficiency and prevent them from becoming clogged. Reusable filters should be cleaned in similar periods for the same reasons. Depending on the number of people occupying your building, and the level of local air pollution in your region, you may find it necessary to replace your air filter more often.
A dirty air filter could lead you to believe your air conditioner is broken, as the symptoms include reduced airflow, warm output, and not turning on. If your air filter is congested, you won’t need air conditioning repair unless other internal components have been impacted by the debris on the filter.
Reset the Unit
As is with all technology, sometimes turning the machine on and off is the solution. Resetting your system will indicate whether you require air conditioning repair or whether there was simply a fault that caused the unit to malfunction. If you can’t find the reset button, turning your thermostat off for 10 minutes and back on will force a reset.
Examine the Circuit Breaker
The switches in your circuit board are susceptible to tripping if the flow of electricity is too strong or excessive for the switch to handle safely. If your air conditioner isn’t working, it could be the case that the switch has tripped and needs to be turned on again.
If the frequency at which the switch for your air conditioner keeps tripping increases, there may be a more serious problem at hand. We recommend you contact a specialist to thoroughly assess the issue.
Investigate Your Indoor and Outdoor Switches
If your air conditioner won’t turn on, the internal and external switches could have been accidentally turned off. It is easy to mistake an indoor switch for a light switch. So it could just be a small mistake that is easily fixable. If your air conditioner still doesn’t turn on after checking these switches, there could be a bigger problem at hand.
How can D-MEC Help?
Here at D-MEC, we offer maintenance, repair and replacement services for air conditioners manufactured by well-known brands such as Daikin, Fujitsu, LG, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic. Our highly specialised technicians are trained to quickly identify and diagnose why your air conditioner might not be turning on and offer cost-effective solutions to have it working again.
Contact us today if none of the problems we detailed above is posing an issue to your unit and you need a professional opinion!