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Reasons Your AC Stopped Working Over The Winter

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Your air conditioner might have stopped working over the winter, but don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with some common reasons and quick fixes! When spring rolls around, and it’s time to switch off the heater and cool down your home, you might find that your air conditioner isn’t working as it should. This failure can be a big bummer, especially when you’re looking forward to enjoying a comfortable, cool breeze inside. Here are some reasons your AC stopped working over the winter and what you can do to get it back in action.

Schedule your air conditioning appointment with Western Heating, Air & Plumbing by calling (801) 218-2187 or contacting us online. After all, you have a partner in Western.

First, let’s talk about something super simple: a tripped breaker or blown fuse. Imagine your AC is like a superhero that needs its power source to save the day. If the breaker has tripped or a fuse has blown, our hero is without its superpowers. The good news? This is the easiest problem to fix! Just head to your electrical panel, find the switch for your AC, and make sure it’s in the “On” position. If you see a blown fuse, it’s time to replace it with a new one. Voila, your AC might just spring back to life!

Now, what if the emergency shutoff switch is off? This switch is like a secret off button that might have been accidentally flipped during the winter. It’s usually located outside near the unit or inside near the furnace. Give it a check and flip it back on if needed. It’s an easy mistake with an even easier fix.

Weather can also play a big role in sidelining your AC. Wind, rain, snow, and debris can team up to cause some trouble. They can block parts of your AC or even damage it, making it tough for your unit to start up in the spring. It’s like when a villain throws obstacles in our hero’s path. A good once-over to remove debris and a check for damage can help clear the way for your AC to do its job.

Another culprit might be a clogged drain. Your AC doesn’t just cool the air; it also removes moisture from it, which goes down a drain. If this drain gets clogged, water can back up and potentially damage your system. Think of it as your AC trying to run with its shoes tied together—not very efficient, right? Checking and clearing the drain can help prevent this sticky situation.

Lastly, a blower and fan failure could be to blame. These parts of your AC work hard to push cool air throughout your home. It’s like having a superhero who cannot get around if they’re not working. A professional can help diagnose and fix this issue, restoring your AC to its heroic deeds.

Preparing your AC for spring is also key. Start by cleaning your unit and checking for any visible damage. Replace your air filters to ensure your AC has a clear path to send cool air into your home. Consider scheduling a professional tune-up to make sure everything’s in tip-top shape for the warmer months. This is like giving your superhero a check-up, new gear, and a pep talk before the big battles against the heat.

Understanding these common reasons your air conditioner might have stopped working over the winter and how to fix them will help you enjoy a cool, comfortable home this spring. Remember, sometimes your AC just needs a little help to get back to being the cool hero you know and love. And with a bit of preparation, you can ensure it’s ready to keep you cool all spring and summer long!

Western Heating, Air & Plumbing is your trusted partner for ensuring your air conditioner is in prime condition to beat the heat. Don’t let a winter of hibernation leave you sweating when the temperatures rise. Call us today at (801) 218-2187 or visit us online to schedule your spring AC tune-up or repair. Our expert team is ready to provide fast, friendly, and reliable service to keep your home cool and comfortable all season long.

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