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

Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you encounter a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner breakdown. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly recognize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so hot bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be working appropriately, but it still says that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners break down, especially taking into consideration the weather in East Bernard. Here are a couple of things that you can look 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 outdoor air conditioning system that helps move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and find that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat relocation isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This failure can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar problems that E.B. Air, LLC sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner decrease proper airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season strikes. Unclean air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an barrier or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also deterred from outside obstructions near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can change it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned routinely to decrease the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve worked through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t operating, here are a list of questions and tests that you should look into and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t turn 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 alter your system procedure, call E.B. Air, LLC at 979-335-4262.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at E.B. Air, LLC in East Bernard is always here to help – give us a call at 979-335-4262.

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