Air Conditioner Replacement: what to do when your air conditioner stops working05/28/2015Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you experience a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner malfunction. It can happen 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 warm enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be time for an air conditioner replacement. Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be running properly, but it still reads that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that needs 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 the Midlands. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call Alltemp Comfort Services LLC if you think your air conditioner has broken down: Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your outdoor air conditioning system that helps flow the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and discover that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat transfer isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This failure can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal damage to your system. Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that Alltemp Comfort Services LLC sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner lower suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season comes around. Filthy air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs. Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstruction or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to waste 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 hindered from exterior obstructions around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can change it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned regularly to reduce the likelihood of air conditioner replacement. Once you’ve worked through 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 progress to the next question if the system doesn’t start after doing the step before it): Is your thermostat temperature fixed below the indoor temperature? Is your system switch in the COOL setting? Is the outdoor unit power supply switch ON? Is the furnace/air handler power supply ON? Is your house fuse box/breaker box ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? If none of these things alter your system function, call Alltemp Comfort Services LLC at 803-220-0753. Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC in the Midlands is always here to help – give us a call at 803-220-0753 or schedule an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.