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Outdoor AC Unit Not Turning On

Outdoor ac unit is not turning on when it should be;

it’s a common issue that’s typically caused by one of the following:

  • Power surges & other grid related incidents
  • The AC compressor overworking (typically caused by a dirty filter)
  • AC capacitors & AC contacters burning out
  • Melted wiring or disconnect box burnout
  • System failure
  • A variety of other causes

We typically can restore functionality to most units within 30 minutes of a visit; However, before calling us (or another HVAC professional), follow these steps to make sure you’re not missing anything.

  1. Check the Breaker:

    Check the main electrical panel first to ensure the AC fuse is not popped as the fuse can pop due to power surges. If the breaker has popped, turn it back on in the electrical panel. If it is working, the fan will spin on the outdoor unit within 5 to 10 minutes. If the fan doesn’t spin or the breaker pops immediately, the AC unit must be inspected by a professional.

  2. Check the Furnace:

    If the outdoor unit turns on, ensure that the furnace runs. If the furnace is running, air will blow out of the vents.

  3. Turn Off the System:

    If either the outdoor unit or the furnace doesn’t turn on, turn the system off in the thermostat until it can be checked by a professional.

  4. Get It Checked:

    These tips are helpful to restart your outdoor unit. However, if the system still doesn’t turn on, it needs to be checked by an expert HVAC. Good thing we’re the experts in Central Air Conditioning.

 

You are in good hands – UniColorado Heating & Cooling services thousands of ACs a year and can get your systems up and running as quickly as possible.

 

Schedule a service today with UniColorado Heating & Cooling: Experts You Can Trust at 303-997-0097

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