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, especially until you encounter a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner breakdown. It can occur 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 hot wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be working correctly, but it still states that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially taking into consideration the weather in San Angelo. Here are a few things that you can look for before you call Air Dynamics Inc 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 relocation isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This problem can also cause overheating of the compressor and other possible internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common problems that Air Dynamics Inc sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner reduce appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season comes around. Filthy air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstruction or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to lose efficiency and decelerate.
    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 exterior barriers close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can influence it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned regularly to reduce the possibility of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve worked through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t working, here are a list of questions and additional checks that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and running 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 programmed below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL spot?
  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 alter your system function, call Air Dynamics Inc at 325-655-2515.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Air Dynamics Inc in San Angelo is always here to help – give us a call at 325-655-2515 or set-up an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.

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