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

Cooling

Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you experience a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner failure. 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 warm bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be running properly, but it still says that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners fail, especially taking into consideration the weather in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas. Here are some things that you can search for before you call Innovative Mechanical, LLC if you think your air conditioner has quit 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 inspect your system and find that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat movement isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This malfunction can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other potential internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common issues that Innovative Mechanical, LLC sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner decrease appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season hits. Filthy air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an obstruction or obstruction 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, as well.
  • 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 change it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned regularly to reduce the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve gone through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t working, here are a list of questions and steps 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 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 ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system procedure, call Innovative Mechanical, LLC at 770-726-7407.

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 operating again in no time. Our team at Innovative Mechanical, LLC in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas is always here to help – give us a call at 770-726-7407.

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