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Air conditioner won't turn on: What should you do? 
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Air conditioners are one of the most important appliances in summer, and when they stop working, it can be a huge inconvenience. In some cases, the AC just needs a new filter. Air conditioners work harder when they're dirty, so make sure to replace the air filter once a month. AC repair can be expensive, so it's best to catch the problem early on with regular maintenance and tune-ups. This way, you can avoid most AC problems and keep your home cool all summer long. Contact us today!

  1. Air conditioners can break down for a variety of reasons

  2. Check the power source - is it turned on and plugged in correctly?

  3. Make sure the air conditioner is set to "cool" mode

  4. Change the air filter if it's dirty

  5. Clean the outdoor unit if it's dirty

  6. Check for any obstructions in the air flow

  7. Air Conditioner Repair FAQs

  8. Call 1-800-Plumber +Air of Northwest Houston if the problem persists

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Air conditioners can break down for a variety of reasons

Air conditioners can break down for many reasons. One of the most common reasons is a dirty filter. Air conditioners need clean filters to function properly, so if your filter is dirty, your air conditioner may not turn on. Other reasons your air conditioner may not turn on include a tripped breaker, a blown fuse, or a faulty thermostat. If your air conditioner won't turn on, check the filter first. If it's clean, reset the breaker or replace the fuse. If that doesn't work, call a professional to diagnose and fix the problem.

Air conditioners can break down for a variety of reasons, including a lack of maintenance. Without annual AC tune-ups, an air conditioner can break down prematurely. If your air conditioner is already acting up, don't panic, it may just need a new filter. If it's more than that, call a professional to get the help you need. Air conditioners are complex machines and sometimes require a professional to get them back up and running. But there are a few things you can check yourself.

Check the power source - is it turned on and plugged in correctly?

If your air conditioner still won't turn on, check the power source. Make sure the air conditioner is turned on and that it's plugged in correctly. If it's not getting power, there may be a problem with the wiring or the outlet. Call 1-800-Plumber +Air of Northwest Houston to fix the problem.

Make sure the air conditioner is set to "cool" mode

If your air conditioner still won't turn on, make sure the air conditioner is set to "cool" mode. Some air conditioners have a separate mode for heating and cooling. If the air conditioner is set to the wrong mode, it may not turn on.

Change the air filter if it's dirty

If your air conditioner is dirty, it may not turn on. Air conditioners need clean filters to function properly, so if your filter is dirty, your air conditioner may not turn on. Air conditioners also need regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly. Call a professional to get the help you need.

Clean the outdoor unit if it's dirty

Dirty air conditioners can be a health hazard. Not only do they not work as well as they should, but they can also cause mold and other allergens to build up inside your home.

To clean your air conditioner, you'll need to remove the cover and wash it with a garden hose. You should also clean the fan blades and the inside of the unit. Be sure to allow it to dry completely before putting the cover back on.

Check for any obstructions in the air flow

One common reason your air conditioner may not be turning on is because of an obstruction in the air flow. Check your air conditioner for any obstructions and clear them if necessary.

Air Conditioner Repair FAQs

Q: I turned on my air conditioner but it's not working. What should I do?

A: If your air conditioner is not turning on, the first thing you should do is call a professional to come and take a look at it. There may be something simple that needs to be fixed, such as a loose wire, or it could be something more serious. Either way, it's best to have a professional take a look at it to diagnose the problem.

Q: Why did my air conditioner break down?

A: Air conditioners can break down for a variety of reasons. It may be due to improper maintenance, old age, or a sudden power surge. No matter the cause, it's important to have your air conditioner repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

Q: How much will it cost to repair my air conditioner?

A: Air conditioner repair costs can vary depending on the problem. Simple repairs, such as replacing a filter, may only cost a few hundred dollars. More complex repairs, such as replacing the compressor, can cost several thousand dollars.

Q: How can I prevent my air conditioner from breaking down?

A: Air conditioners require regular maintenance in order to stay in good working condition. This includes changing the filters, regularly checking the coils, and making sure there is no build-up of dirt or debris. You should also have your air conditioner serviced by a professional at least once a year.

1-800-Plumber + Air is here to help with all your air conditioner repair needs. We're available 24/7 to help you get your AC back up and running. Give us a call today!

Call a professional like 1-800-Plumber +Air of Northwest Houston if the problem persists

If the problem persists, contact us! Air conditioners are complex machines and should only be repaired by a qualified technician. Trying to fix an air conditioner on your own can often lead to further damage and even more expensive repairs.

Air conditioning is a must-have in the summer months, especially if you live in an area that experiences high temperatures. Air conditioners are vital to your home and can make all the difference between a comfortable space or one that's unbearable. However, air conditioners aren't always reliable - they may break down early due to improper maintenance or simply because they're old. If your air conditioner won't turn on, don't hesitate to call 1-800-Plumber +Air of Northwest Houston.




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How to Save Money on Air Conditioning

Just because your air conditioning installation cost was high, it doesn't mean the maintenance cost should be. These are some tips from 1-800-Plumber +Air of Northwest Houston for how to save money on your air conditioning in the long run.

Switch to an Eco-Friendlier System

A major disadvantage of an older A/C is how much energy it consumes. To spend less on your cooling bills, look for energy-efficient alternatives. We can help you with selecting the best A/C for both performance and efficiency.

A good way to find an efficient A/C is by checking its Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The SEER rating for A/Cs is usually between 13 and 21. The higher the number, the more you stand to save. In a hot climate like Pearland's, you definitely want to aim high. An ENERGY STAR label is also a good way to know if an A/C is efficient.

Replace Your Thermostat

Getting a smart thermostat is one of the best choices you can make. These let you choose the temperature throughout the day. While you might need your A/C on full blast when you're at home, you probably won't need it running quite so high when you're at work or on vacation.


When you get air conditioning installation with 1-800-Plumber +Air of Northwest Houston, be sure to ask about our recommendations for thermostats. Over time, a few degrees can mean a world of difference. It can also look a lot more appealing than your outdated old thermostat.

Filter Maintenance

You don't need to be a certified A/C technician to clean and change your air filters regularly. Every month, you should clean them out, and every 90 days (or 60 days if you have pets), you should replace them. Putting this off means that your A/C has to strain itself to work, leading to greater bills.

Yearly Inspections

Have your A/C looked at once a year, if not more frequently. The entire unit can become compromised by something as simple as a dirty condenser. It's important to catch these early, and we're the best people to do it.

Once we install your air conditioning, we'd love to schedule annual inspections. You can also get in touch with us if you have any concerns about your system. We want to make sure you're getting the best from your air conditioning.

Save on Air Conditioning Installation Cost. Call Us!

When it comes to air conditioning installation, you want the best, but you don't want to break the bank. At 1-800-Plumber +Air of Northwest Houston, we help you to save both energy and money. Contact us today if you have any other questions about air conditioning installation cost or would like to schedule an installation.

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1-800-Plumber +Air of Northwest Houston
8800 Jameel Rd., Suite 3-140
Houston, TX 77040
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