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, especially until you encounter a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner malfunction. It can hit 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 toasty wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be operating correctly, but it still reads that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners break down, especially bearing in mind the weather in Hendersonville. Here are a couple of things that you can examine for before you call Superior Comfort Systems if you think your air conditioner has stopped 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 inspect your system and discover that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat movement isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This failure can also cause overheating of the compressor and other potential internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely issues that Superior Comfort Systems sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner lower suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season strikes. Unclean air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an obstruction or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to waste 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 hindered from outdoor blockages close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned routinely to lower the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t running, here are a list of questions and steps that you should look into and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t switch 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 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system function, call Superior Comfort Systems at 828-775-5176.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown 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 Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville is always here to assist – give us a call at 828-775-5176 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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