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

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Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you encounter a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner malfunction. 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 toasty wrapped 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 reads that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that needs 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 Conditioning & Heating Service 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 flow the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and discover that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat relocation isn’t happening, 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 familiar problems that E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner decrease appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season strikes. Dirty air filters can also reduce 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 set off your air conditioner to lose efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also deterred from exterior blockages 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 unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned regularly 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 start 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 ok 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 Conditioning & Heating Service at 979-335-4262.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service in East Bernard is always here to assist – give us a call at 979-335-4262 or schedule an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.

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