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The Most Common Air Conditioner Problem in Cincinnati


It’s a reality – at some point this summer, your Cincinnati air conditioner may stop working correctly. When faced with a cooling system that isn’t running right, it’s easy to panic, but Nelson Comfort is here to tell you don’t worry! Our team is skilled in performing expert diagnosis and reliable repairs for all types of cooling systems, and we do it quickly! Here’s a look at one of the most common air conditioner problems Cincinnati home and business owners face: their air conditioner won’t turn on!

Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On

If your air conditioner won’t turn on, it certainly won’t be cooling your home like you need. Sometimes, this issue can be solved by the homeowner with a little troubleshooting. No power is a common cause of an air conditioner that won’t turn on.

Troubleshooting an Air Conditioner that Won’t Start

Check all the switches and power sources for your system – if a switch is set in the wrong position, that could be your problem. The exterior condenser has a power switch located nearby, check the power switch on your furnace/air handling unit indoors. Check your breakers to see that the one supplying your cooling system hasn’t tripped. Check the thermostat’s power as well, as it’s the “control panel” which tells your cooling system when to turn on.

Professional Fixes

Power issues are common with an air conditioner that won’t turn on. You could have a faulty wire somewhere in the system, and your electrical panel prevents the system from running for your safety. Your cooling equipment may have frosted over or overheated, which triggers the system’s safety controls to shut it down. Or, your thermostat may require replacement. If your troubleshooting doesn’t work, time to call Nelson Comfort for repair.

If your Cincinnati air conditioner gives you problems this summer, don’t wait to call for repair. The NATE-certified technicians of Nelson Comfort are available around the clock to diagnose and solve issues for all makes and models of cooling systems.

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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