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 experience a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner malfunction. 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 enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be operating properly, but it still reads that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong.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 considering the weather in Litchfield Park. Here are a few things that you can examine for before you call Cooler Tymes LLC 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 running, it means that the heat relocation isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This problem can also cause overheating of the compressor and other potential internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely problems that Cooler Tymes LLC 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. Dirty air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an obstruction or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also deterred from outside barriers close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can affect it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to lower the chance 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 steps that you should check and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things alter your system operation, call Cooler Tymes LLC at 623-208-6444.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at Cooler Tymes LLC in Litchfield Park is always here to be of service – give us a call at 623-208-6444 or arrange an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.

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