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Has your AC unit installed outside stopped working all of a sudden? The HVAC experts at AVS Heating and Air Conditioning can troubleshoot your AC to get it running smoothly. Here is a guide to help you.

How To Know If The Outside Unit Stopped Working?

If your system is not producing any sound when the compressor kicks in, this could indicate that there is something wrong with the outdoor unit. Another indication is when warm air blows through the vents.

There might be a problem with the refrigerant levels. If it is low, it might have a tripped pressure switch. Without the right amount of coolant, the outdoor unit may not turn on. If there is a refrigerant leak, our technicians will diagnose the situation first.

Reasons Why Outside AC Unit is Not Running

Your air conditioner won’t operate until both the inside and outside units function properly. Your inside unit has the evaporator, and the outside is the compressor or condenser. If the outside fan has ceased to work, but the inside fan keeps running, the air that enters will not be cool. It needs to be looked into immediately. The only way to fix this is by fixing the compressor/condenser.

You Can Try Solving The Issue By:

  • Check whether the power button is on: Sometimes what happens is the on-off switch gets accidentally turned off. It is usually located in a small compartment by the unit.
  • Tripped circuit breaker: Find the circuit breaker and check if it hasn’t tripped. Often the circuit breaker is the cause of your outside unit stopping to work altogether. You can set it right by flipping it off and then back on. If it continues tripping, our verified consultants can look into the issue.
  • Thermostat settings: Set your thermostat to ‘cool,’ which is less than your room temperature. If everything else is okay and the problem persists, there might be a problem with the inside unit.

Issues With The Outside AC Unit: 

There might be a broken compressor that requires repair and sometimes a new system entirely. Our experts advise replacing the entire system if the condenser or compressor is lost. It is not recommended that you mix a new outdoor unit with an old indoor unit and vice versa. Efficiency and performance will be a lot better when the system is together; this will help to minimize your energy bills.

Other issues can be fan malfunction, issues with electricity at home, freezing coils, and issues with the refrigerant line. Our certified technicians can come and take a look at your unit. We provide services such as AC repair in Fairfax and the surrounding areas.

AVS Heating and Air Conditioning have been ensuring your safety and convenience first. We provide Heating, AC maintenance, Thermostat replacement, HVAC installation, and Air conditioning repair in Fairfax, VA, Arlington, Alexandria, and surrounding areas. Set an appointment online or call us at (703) 457-9028 (VA); (301) 686-7129 (MD).