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

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Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you encounter a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner breakdown. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and abruptly realize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so toasty enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be time for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be running 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 requires a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners stop working, especially taking into consideration the weather in Marshfield. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call House of Heating Incorporated 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 scrutinize your system and see 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 cause overheating of the compressor and other potential internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that House of Heating Incorporated sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season comes around. Unclean air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an obstacle 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, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also deterred from outside blockages close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can influence it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to lower the likelihood 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 functioning again. (Only progress to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature fixed below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL position?
  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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system procedure, call House of Heating Incorporated at 888-384-3163.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield is always here to help – give us a call at 888-384-3163.

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