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

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Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you encounter a taste of uneasiness 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 bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be working correctly, but it still states that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners break down, especially considering the weather in Huffman. Here are a few things that you can look for before you call Air Houston Mechanical LLC if you think your air conditioner has quit working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your exterior air conditioning system that helps flow the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and see that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat transfer isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This failure can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely issues that Air Houston Mechanical LLC sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner reduce appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season comes around. Unclean air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search 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 concealed by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also slowed down from exterior barriers near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can affect it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to decrease the possibility of air conditioner replacement.

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

  1. Is your thermostat temperature set 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 whole or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things change your system operation, call Air Houston Mechanical LLC at 832-777-1521.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction 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 working again in no time. Our team at Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman is always here to help – give us a call at 832-777-1521.

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