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

Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you feel a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner malfunction. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly recognize 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 uncomfortable feeling? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be operating appropriately, but it still states that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially considering the weather in Alice. Here are a few things that you can search for before you call Rescue Heating & Air if you think your air conditioner has stopped working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your external air conditioning system that helps transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and see that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat movement isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This problem can also cause overheating of the compressor and other potential internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely problems that Rescue Heating & Air sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner decrease suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season strikes. Unclean air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an barrier or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to lose efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also slowed down from exterior blockages around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can influence 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 inspect and answer to get your system up and working 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 setting?
  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 fix your system function, call Rescue Heating & Air at 361-265-4371.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Rescue Heating & Air in Alice is always here to help – give us a call at 361-265-4371.

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