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Air Conditioner Replacement: what to do when your air conditioner stops working

Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you feel a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner failure. It can occur at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly realize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so hot enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be operating appropriately, but it still says that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners fail, especially considering the weather in Groves. Here are some things that you can search for before you call Air Solutions, Inc if you think your air conditioner has stopped working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your outdoor air conditioning system that helps move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and discover that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat movement isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This failure can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common problems that Air Solutions, Inc sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner decrease suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season hits. Filthy air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstruction or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to lose efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also deterred from outside obstructions near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can influence it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned regularly to decrease the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t working, here are a list of questions and steps that you should look into and answer to get your system up and working again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t switch on after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature fixed below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL position?
  3. Is the outdoor unit power supply switch ON?
  4. Is the furnace/air handler power supply ON?
  5. Is your house fuse box/breaker box intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things change your system procedure, call Air Solutions, Inc at 409-962-2476.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Air Solutions, Inc in Groves is always here to be of service – give us a call at 409-962-2476 or set-up an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.