Why isn’t my Air Conditioner Unit turning on?

What is wrong with my Air Conditioner?

Who can fix my Air Conditioner Unit?

In this day and age, an appropriate question may be, “How did people ever live without air conditioning?”

Air conditioning is such a big part of our lives. You have air conditioning in your home, at your job, at the store. Almost anywhere you go, if it is inside, there will be air conditioning. We never really realize how much we rely on AC until we don’t have it. If your air conditioner breaks, then you are in for an uncomfortable afternoon. 

Without air conditioning, you will realize just how much it means to you. When sweat is pouring down your neck and you are using a pile of papers to fan yourself, you will wish your AC unit hadn’t broken. 

No matter what you do, sometimes your air conditioning stops working. While this is annoying and may make your life miserable, especially in the middle of summer, it can be fixed. All you need to do is give your local HVAC specialist a call. If you live in North Carolina, then that specialist is Southern Comfort Mechanical. 

There are many reasons why your air conditioning may stop working. You may be able to diagnose some of these issues yourself if you are familiar with how an HVAC system works. More complicated issues will need to be diagnosed and repaired by a professional. 

There are also times when your air conditioning may stop working but it isn’t because your system is broken. Sometimes vents get closed or dials get bumped and suddenly you no longer have cold air. If your AC stops working, make sure to check these things before calling a specialist. You don’t want to call a professional and end up paying for him or her to open your vents. Here are a few things to check:

  • Are all your vents open?
  • Has your thermostat been messed with? Is it set to where you want it?
  • Is your air filter too dirty? You can easily change a filter if that is the issue

Once you have ensured that these are not causing your AC to stop working, you can call a professional. Here are some other reasons your air conditioning may stop working:

  • Water is leaking
  • A fan may be stuck
  • There may be a short in one of the cables
  • A fuse has blown
  • A part has broken
  • Your AC is just too old

There are lots of other reasons your AC may stop working, but these are some of the basics. If you know your way around the air conditioning unit, you may be able to make some repairs yourself and not need to call in the professionals. However, if you are like many people and don’t know your AC unit from your heating unit, you will need some help. 

Not only will your air conditioning break if something gets broken or messed up, but it will also have issues if it is too old. Your air conditioning unit will only last for so long, typically around 10 to 15 years. With regular maintenance, your unit may last longer than 20 years.

That’s right, regular maintenance. A lot of homeowners just trust that their AC unit will continue working and then act surprised when it doesn’t. Instead of just going on luck and hope, you should have your AC unit annually checked by an HVAC specialist. Calling Southern Comfort Mechanical for an inspection will help you catch potential problems before they happen and will make it easier to avoid an air conditioning malfunction at an inconvenient time. Our specialists can look over your air conditioning system and make sure that everything is running smoothly and that it isn’t on the verge of collapse. If we see any problems, we will let you know and will fix your unit before any problems arise. 

Beyond the obvious problems, you will need some help to get your air conditioning running. That’s why Southern Comfort Mechanical is here to help you. Air conditioning units are big and complicated, so most homeowners aren’t comfortable fixing them on their own. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you shouldn’t try to do any repairs on your AC unit. You should be able to change your air filter on your own, but beyond that, you shouldn’t tempt fate. If you end up breaking your unit further or causing additional problems, you will just have to call us anyway and we may need to make more repairs than we would have originally. To avoid the stress and uncertainty of repairing your own unit, call Southern Comfort Mechanical. 

When your air conditioning goes out, you may have a moment of panic as you imagine the next few hours of extreme discomfort and sticky clothes. Don’t panic. Just call Southern Comfort Mechanical. We are dedicated to fast service, so we will be at your home repairing your AC in no time. You won’t have to go long without air conditioning if you give Southern Comfort a call right away. 

With nearly thirty years of experience, Southern Comfort Mechanical is highly qualified to fix your air conditioning. Because we’ve been in the business for so long, we have seen all sorts of air conditioning problems and made all kinds of fixes. We can fix any make or model of air conditioner with no problems. You, the customer, are our number one priority, which is why we offer 100% satisfaction guarantee. We will do everything we can to make sure that you are comfortable and satisfied in your home. 

What are you waiting for? If your air conditioning isn’t working, give Southern Comfort Mechanical a call. To talk more about our services and to ask any questions, call us today. We would love to chat with you.  For all of your air conditioning or heating needs, trust Southern Comfort Mechanical. We won’t let you down.