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Orlando AC Power Failure

In Florida, it’s pretty common that we get thunderstorms, and what comes along with that is vicious lightning. Not only can you lose power to your entire home, but it’s possible that you’ll lose power to your AC unit for longer than the time your entire house is out. What might be the cause exactly? What can you do to fix the issue without having to call an experienced air conditioning contractor? There are a few things you can look out for in order to make sure your unit comes back on smoothly.

Turn off AC at Thermostat

Believe it or not, your thermostat will still be sending signals to your AC unit, and when this happens, you’re in danger if you try to reset the circuit breaker. The first thing every homeowner should do is to turn off your thermostat entirely so that it no longer asks for cooling from the rest of the system. Once this is done, your unit will no longer be trying to cool in spite of the power failure, and it can actually save it from further damage if it was trying to operate while in a broken state.

Resetting the Circuit Breaker

Wherever you have the circuit breaker in your home, you will need to find it in order to reset the necessary components. What has typically happened is that the power surge from the storm caused an overload in the system, causing the circuit breaker to “trip”. Thus, all signal from the box to the unit is not going out, and there will be no power. Once you’ve found your box, find the switch with the appropriate label and turn it off and then on again. Within thirty minutes, you should have power returning again.

Turn on Thermostat

Once you have power flowing again, turn your thermostat back to cool in order to start the entire process again. However, if you’re noticing that the unit is still not functioning properly, there may be a more severe electrical issue at hand.

In cases where there was no storm, or the previous steps did not resolve the issue, then it’s possible that your unit has overheated due to faulty wiring. It’s designed into every system that they will shut off when they have experienced an overheating problem. If this is indeed what has happened, then the above steps will not work and you’re likely going to need additional assistance in order to get your system running properly again.

It’s in your best interest to contact a professional AC repair service company if you are experiencing issues that are beyond the standard circuit breaker fix. Attempting to fix a more severe problem on your own can possibly result in doing more damage to your system, which would ultimately be more costly than having the power failure inspected. This is why we urge you to contact us if you are unable to fix the problem simply and in accordance with the above steps. We’re always eager to help you, so contact us today.

Turn off AC at Thermostat

Believe it or not, your thermostat will still be sending signals to your AC unit, and when this happens, you’re in danger if you try to reset the circuit breaker. The first thing every homeowner should do is to turn off your thermostat entirely so that it no longer asks for cooling from the rest of the system. Once this is done, your unit will no longer be trying to cool in spite of the power failure, and it can actually save it from further damage if it was trying to operate while in a broken state.

Resetting the Circuit Breaker

Wherever you have the circuit breaker in your home, you will need to find it in order to reset the necessary components. What has typically happened is that the power surge from the storm caused an overload in the system, causing the circuit breaker to “trip”. Thus, all signal from the box to the unit is not going out, and there will be no power. Once you’ve found your box, find the switch with the appropriate label and turn it off and then on again. Within thirty minutes, you should have power returning again.

Turn on Thermostat

Once you have power flowing again, turn your thermostat back to cool in order to start the entire process again. However, if you’re noticing that the unit is still not functioning properly, there may be a more severe electrical issue at hand.

In cases where there was no storm, or the previous steps did not resolve the issue, then it’s possible that your unit has overheated due to faulty wiring. It’s designed into every system that they will shut off when they have experienced an overheating problem. If this is indeed what has happened, then the above steps will not work and you’re likely going to need additional assistance in order to get your system running properly again.

It’s in your best interest to contact a professional AC repair service company if you are experiencing issues that are beyond the standard circuit breaker fix. Attempting to fix a more severe problem on your own can possibly result in doing more damage to your system, which would ultimately be more costly than having the power failure inspected. This is why we urge you to contact us if you are unable to fix the problem simply and in accordance with the above steps. We’re always eager to help you, so contact us today.

FAQ About AC Power Failure

What is the strength of the power surge that can cause a spike in voltage with my AC?

The average home is designed to withstand 120-volt, a surge reaching 169 volts can lead to permanent damage to the air conditioning unit causing you to need orlando ac repair.

What’s causing my system to stop and start unexpectedly?

The system could be responding to changes in the voltage. This functions as a safety mechanism that protects your home. This problem can also happen when there is an obstruction of some sort. There may be objects lodged in the inlet or outlet of the unit. The unit can be then be reset.

What should I do if my AC doesn’t even turn on?

Check the circuit breaker to make sure that it hasn’t been tripped by mistake. If so, reset the breaker. The AC may need some time to recover until the unit can operate normally again.

How do I reset my air conditioner after an AC power failure?

The first step is to turn off the thermostat. Next, check the breaker box in the home and flip it to the off position. Flip the breaker for the unit back on again, and wait for half an hour to give the unit time to reset. After 30 minutes has lapsed, switch the thermostat setting back to “cool” and turn the A/C back on.

Why won’t my AC turn off anymore?

This may happen when the electronic controls start to malfunction. There may even be a problem with the thermostat that is causing the senor to function incorrectly. The system detects the appropriate temperature and shuts off.

Why does the air flow feel restricted?

This happens when parts need to be cleaned. Check the filters to see if they need to be replaced. Check the vents to see whether or not they have obstructions. Clean the evaporator coil if there are signs of freezing.

Why is the warm air not flowing immediately after I turn the unit on?

You may need to wait a little bit longer before turning your AC unit back on again. Waiting about five minutes before attempting to turn the unit back on again may help.

What should I do if the circuit breaker keeps getting tripped every time I attempt to use my AC?

You are actually in a dangerous position when this problem happens. Keep the system turned off to prevent overheating. Calling a professional is strongly encouraged if the circuit breaker continues to trip every time you operate the unit.

Ambrose Air, Inc. has been a family-owned AC repair and HVAC company in Orlando for over 25 years. Our slogan, “Honesty and Quality at a Fair Price,” speaks directly to our aim of keeping our customers happy.

Ambrose Air, Inc. has been serving Central Florida since 1990. Our company was founded on the principal of Honesty and Quality at Fair Price. We have done jobs ranging from a simple repair to as large as 3/4 of a million dollar

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