Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you feel a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner failure. It can hit at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly feel how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so warm wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be time for an air conditioner replacement.
Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be operating properly, but it still reads that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners stop working, especially taking into consideration the weather in East Bernard. Here are a couple of things that you can examine for before you call E.B. Air, LLC if you think your air conditioner has broken down:
- Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your external air conditioning system that helps flow the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and find that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat movement isn’t happening, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This problem can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other possible internal destruction to your system.
- Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely troubles that E.B. Air, LLC sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season hits. Unclean air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
- Blocked air flow: Always search for an obstacle or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and slow down.
TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, also.
- Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also deterred from outdoor blockages close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to lower the chance of air conditioner replacement.
Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t operating, here are a list of questions and steps that you should look into and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t switch on after doing the step before it):
- Is your thermostat temperature set below the indoor temperature?
- Is your system switch in the COOL position?
- Is the outdoor unit power supply switch ON?
- Is the furnace/air handler power supply ON?
- Is your house fuse box/breaker box whole or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
- If none of these things change your system operation, call E.B. Air, LLC at 979-335-4262.
Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at E.B. Air, LLC in East Bernard is always here to assist – give us a call at 979-335-4262.