Have you been forced to live in a hot house because the central air conditioning system suddenly stopped turning on? The problem could be resolved by doing something as minor as flipping a switch or as major as needing to buy a new air conditioning system. The complex structure of a central air conditioning system makes the diagnostics and repair process too complicated to figure out without professional skills. You need an experienced HVAC contractor to determine what has caused the air conditioning system to stop working. A contractor can begin the repair process right after making a diagnosis, or they can set a date to install a new system.
What Causes an Air Conditioner to Stop Turning On?
An air conditioner will suddenly stop turning on when the electrical supply has been compromised. For example, in the simplest case, the electrical supply will be cut off due to a circuit breaker tripping. You can turn the breaker back on without calling an HVAC contractor. In the worst case scenario of an electrical problem, the wiring to the air conditioning system may be damaged, which can be determined by a contractor. Many HVAC contractors can make electrical repairs for air conditioning problems, but an electrician must be hired under certain circumstances.
Are There Signs That a New Air Conditioner Is Needed?
Sometimes the only thing to do when an air conditioning system stops working is to hire a contractor to install a new one. If your air conditioner is worn out beyond the possibility of being repaired, you should have seen signs before it finally stopped working. For example, a good sign that an air conditioner is wearing out completely is when repairs become frequent. You may have also noticed that the air conditioner became pricier to run and less energy efficient. After setting an appointment for your system to be repaired, a contractor will let you know if the system is worn out or if repairs are possible.
How Long Does It Take to Repair an Air Conditioner?
Repairing an air conditioning system can take time to complete when there are multiple repairs to be made. For example, if the system stopped working due to a damaged thermostat and other parts, each part must be replaced. If the system has working parts that need minor repairs, the repair job should be faster. Most air conditioning system repairs can be made in a single visit from an HVAC contractor.
Contact a company that offers air conditioning system repairs to learn more.