Has your AC stopped working? There could be several reasons why it won’t turn on or cool your house. Regardless of what is wrong with your AC, Air Temp is here to help. We offer comprehensive AC repair in Rochelle Park, NJ. When you call Air Temp, we’ll send a technician to your home right away to identify the problem and find a viable solution. We work on all types of systems new and old for homeowners in Rochelle Park.
Below we look at common reasons why your AC has suddenly stopped working. If you have further questions, feel free to call us at 800.969.1232.
Your Air Conditioner is Not Getting Power
One of the reasons why your AC may have stopped working is that it has lost power. This could be due to a loose connection, faulty wiring, or a bad circuit breaker. In most homes, the circuit breaker for the AC is located close to the central unit.
Before you inspect any electric components on your AC, however, you may want to contact an Air Temp professional to inspect it for you. A certified technician can inspect and repair your AC wiring safely and according to New Jersey building codes.
The Thermostat is Broken in Your AC
If your thermostat is broken, then it can’t control the AC. Therefore, your system will not turn on at all. The problem could be as simple as recalibrating the thermostat. If the thermostat is broken, however, we may need to replace it.
If you decide to install a new thermostat, we recommend getting a programmable or automated thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to choose your settings so that you have greater control over the climate in your home. An automated thermostat has even more capabilities. You can control it from a remote device such as a smartphone. If you walk out of the house and forget to set your thermostat, no problem. You can set it straight from your device.
The Capacitor has Failed
If you try to turn on your AC, but you hear a click followed by a buzz, then the capacitor is probably not powering the AC fan motor. The capacitor either has a short in it or it has failed all altogether. If so, we will need to replace the capacitor.
Without a capacitor, the fan motor will not come on at all. Replacing the capacitor is a quick and easy job. However, you need to let an Air Temp technician repair the capacitor for you. Why? The manufacturer of your AC may require a certified technician to replace the capacitor to keep you from voiding your warranty.
A Dirty Condenser
The air condenser unit is the box-shaped air conditioner unit outside your home. It contains the air compressor, cooling fins, air transfer tubes, and fan. As your condensers’ draws in air, it may also pull outdoor materials onto the unit. Objects become lodged in the condenser fins, where it blocks airflow just like it would on the air filter.
If there is only a small amount of dirt and debris on around the condenser, you may be able to remove it yourself. If there is a large amount, however, there could be additional problems with the AC. We recommend calling a professional technician to clean the dirt and perform a thorough AC inspection, as well as AC maintenance.
Reliable AC Repair in Rochelle Park
If your AC has stopped running and you can’t get it to turn on, then contact Air Temp today. We can send a technician out to your home to diagnose the problem and fully restore your AC back to excellent working condition. We offer complete AC repair, installation, and ongoing AC maintenance in Rochelle Park, New Jersey.
To schedule AC service, call us at 800.969.1232. You can also send a message on our contact page.
About Rochelle Park, NJ
Rochelle Park, NJ is only 145 years old. Yet, in that time the town has grown into a thriving community in the New Jersey area. One look at our calendar and you will see that there is something for just about anybody who comes here. Sports, summer camps, festivals, and holiday events keep our town lively and give us a sense of community. All are welcome to Rochelle Park, New Jersey!