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

Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you feel a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner breakdown. It can hit at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and abruptly 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 uneasiness? It might be time for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be operating appropriately, but it still reads that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s often times 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 fail, especially considering the weather in Dallas. Here are a couple of things that you can examine for before you call Tri County Air Care LLC if you think your air conditioner has stopped working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your outdoor air conditioning system that helps transport 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 transfer isn’t happening, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This failure can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other possible internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely problems that Tri County Air Care LLC sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner decrease suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season comes around. Filthy air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an obstruction or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also deterred from outside obstructions around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can influence it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned routinely to reduce the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve gone through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t running, here are a list of questions and additional checks that you should check 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 set 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 change your system procedure, call Tri County Air Care LLC at 469-617-3437.

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 working again in no time. Our team at Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas is always here to help – give us a call at 469-617-3437 or schedule an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.