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, mainly until you feel a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner breakdown. It can happen 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 toasty bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be operating appropriately, but it still says that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially taking into consideration the weather in Marshall. Here are a couple of things that you can look for before you call All Elements Heating & Air LLC if you think your air conditioner has broken down:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your exterior air conditioning system that helps move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and see that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat transfer isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This failure can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common issues that All Elements Heating & Air LLC sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner lower proper airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season hits. Filthy air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and boost 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 lose efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also slowed down from outdoor barriers close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to lower the likelihood 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 additional checks that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and working again. (Only go 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 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 alter your system function, call All Elements Heating & Air LLC at 903-702-3941.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at All Elements Heating & Air LLC in Marshall is always here to be of service – give us a call at 903-702-3941.

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