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“AC Unit Won’t Turn On:” Signs of a Broken Cooling System

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With summer temperatures constantly rising, you need a working air conditioner to stay cool and comfortable. However, a broken cooling system can occur anytime. Be on the lookout for these AC issues. Then call Elite HVACs for professional repairs and maintenance services.

Signs You Have a Broken AC System

There are many signs that you have an AC broken in the house. Be on the lookout for any of these issues before they worsen. Then, once you spot AC problems, call a professional repair person as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may risk sitting at home on the hottest summer days.

Won’t Turn On

Air conditioners should turn on once you set the thermostat. If your cooling system fails to turn on, check your thermostat. You may need to change out the batteries. However if it still fails to turn on, you may need to check the circuit breaker or electrical panel.

Check the circuit breaker and flip the shut-off switch to cut the electrical current to the thermostat. Then, flip it back on to reset the circuit breaker.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant leaks are another problem. These leaks can further worsen your air conditioning system, freezing the evaporator coil and damaging the compressor. It also exposes you to harmful chemicals. Call Elite HVACs for professional refrigerant repair.

Emitting Hot Air

Everyone knows that air conditioners emit cool air throughout the home. However, if yours emits hot air, it likely has a clogged air filter. You can fix the issue by replacing the air filter every few months.

Rising Energy Bills

Lastly, no one wants to spend more than they typically would on their HVAC system. All you want is to remain safe and comfortable at home with cold air whenever you want it. Rising energy bills can occur due to any AC issue. It’s vital to call for emergency repair once your monthly energy bills cost more than usual.

Call Elite HVACs for Professional Repairs!

If you notice any cooling problems at home, call Elite HVACs for help! Our professional NATE-certified HVAC technicians have the skills, tools, and years of industry experience for residential AC repairs. We guarantee your air conditioning unit functions throughout the season without issues.

Call today at 773-985-6624. We’re available 24/7 for service whenever you need us. No matter what, we ensure every homeowner has a working air conditioner that fits their needs and budget.

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Great experience all around. From the email and phone call, confirmations etc. The whole group made me feel comfortable and confident that I had chose the right company to do business with. My A/C unit was turning on and off and Elite sent out a very knowledgeable and courteous technician to check, tune up, and recharge my refrigerant. Steve the technician was knowledgeable and walked me through the entire process and was very upfront with what I needed and didn't need. All went well they were on time and got the job done in a timely and professional manner. Customer for life and will refer them gladly.

Steven Mednis

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We contacted Elite HVACS on one of the hottest days of summer(we had no central air for 2weeks) and they sent some1 out same day to assess situation & decided to go with them for the work. I am happy to say that not only did we get the central air going but also replaced the heating unit which was old. Everyone we talked to from beginning to end were very professional, courteous and the work was very efficiently done. I would highly recommend this company.

Ada Rivera

Chicago, IL

I have had Juan and others from the team over a few times now. They always arrive within the time window provided and provide solid work. Price has always been fair for anything they've performed maintenance on and was always discussed upfront before being work begins. I would recommend them to anyone in the area.

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