Monroe Heating & Air

Why isn’t my A/C working?

Are you experiencing problems with your home cooling system?

In addition to the fact that we’re always standing by, available day and night, to send an A/C technician to your Southwestern Ohio area home to help — our home cooling specialists here at Monroe Heating & Air present the following list of things you might want to check and consider to get your a/c back online.

Check Power Source, Controls, Thermostat 

If you’re having problems with your air conditioning system, the first step is to check to make sure it’s actually the a/c causing the problem. This means ruling out the power source, the system’s controls and the thermostat as the culprit. Make sure the unit is turned on and has power running to it and test your thermostat to ensure that it’s working properly as well.

Once you’ve checked these, you can move on.

Check A/C Condenser Coils 

Home cooling systems have a wide range of components that need to be checked and cleaned regularly. If you’re having issues with your air conditioning system, check your condenser coils. A/C condenser coils are the walls that surround the inside of the A/C unit and hold the refrigerant in its liquid form. These coils should have a slight metallic shine. If they’re dirty, they will be covered in dust and debris.

Check Your Air Filters 

When they’re working properly and being changed on time, air filters remove allergens, pollutants and particles from the air in the home. HVAC air filters also help prevent dust, dirt and debris from building up inside of the equipment itself. Because they affect airflow, air filters need to be checked regularly throughout the season, like every month, and if they’re dirty they should be replaced or cleaned immediately to ensure proper airflow. Otherwise, a bad air filter that’s clogged can cause serious damage, run up your energy bills and even lead to full system failure.

Check A/C Capacitor 

Air conditioning systems use a capacitor that helps power the motors. The A/C capacitor stores electricity so that it can supply a small burst of energy to the a/c motor it’s connected to, when needed. Capacitors on average need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years. They are very sensitive to overheating. Tips on how to make your a/c capacitor last longer and prevent it from overheating include setting the thermostat a little higher on the hotter days and making sure to schedule regular seasonal maintenance.

Consider Your A/C Maintenance Record

We stress the importance of A/C maintenance all the time. Despite this, we still get those calls during the truly hot months from homeowners who lose their cool air because they neglected this vital service during the spring. We encourage you not to be that homeowner. It might cost you a little up front, but the payoffs in the long run are worth it when your A/C runs smoother, lasts longer and saves you on cooling costs.

Still Having A/C Problems? We Can Help! 

If you’re still experiencing problems with cooling your house, don’t wait for the problem to escalate. Call Monroe Heating & Air today at (513) 540-4890, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!