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

Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, especially until you experience a taste of anxiety 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 toasty wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be working appropriately, but it still states that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners break down, especially considering the weather in Abilene. Here are some things that you can examine for before you call Abilene Air-Tech Inc if you think your air conditioner has stopped working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your external 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 working, it means that the heat movement isn’t happening, causing the warm air to hang around 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 issues that Abilene Air-Tech Inc sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate 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 check for an barrier or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also deterred from exterior obstructions close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can affect it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to decrease the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t operating, here are a list of questions and additional checks that you should look into and answer to get your system up and working 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 programmed 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc at 325-692-5850.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene is always here to be of service – give us a call at 325-692-5850 or arrange an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.