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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, especially until you experience a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner failure. It can occur at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly feel 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 uneasiness? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be running appropriately, but it still says that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially considering the weather in Tucker. Here are a few things that you can examine for before you call ACS Heating and Air Conditioning 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 inspect your system and see that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat movement isn’t happening, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This failure can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other possible internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common issues that ACS Heating and Air Conditioning sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner reduce suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season comes around. Unclean air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstacle or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also deterred from outside blockages close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can affect 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 completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t working, here are a list of questions and tests 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 switch on after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature programmed 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things alter your system function, call ACS Heating and Air Conditioning at 770-450-1539.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning in Tucker is always here to help – give us a call at 770-450-1539.

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