Located in the outdoor unit, its job is to circulate the refrigerant necessary for heat exchange through the coils of the indoor and outdoor unit. It's also needed to apply energy to the refrigerant.
Located outside, this keeps the Compressor from becoming overheated. While the A/C is running, you can put your hand above the unit and feel the heat being pulled from the unit.
Located in your home, this device monitors the indoor temperature and automatically adjusts your heating or cooling system to maintain a desired level.
An electrical relay that controls the flow of electricity to components in the AC unit.
Small cylindrical objects that store energy. They either help start a motor or keep the motor running. They work with the Compressor, Blower Motor, and outside fan in your unit.
Make sure it's set to "COOL" or your A/C won't turn on.
Find the Return Vent (typically located near the furnace, or the metal grate that's sucking in your home's air). Open it and locate the air filter. If it's dirty, it's time to change it. Dirty filters can cause many problems, including the cause of your A/C to freeze up and shut down.
If your A/C isn't turning on, a power spike may have tripped its Circuit Breaker. Go to your electrical panel and check the breaker. If it's tripped, turn it OFF then ON. If the breaker trips again then it's time for a professional to take a look. Give us a call ASAP!