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

Cooling

Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you encounter a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner breakdown. 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 wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be operating correctly, but it still reads that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners fail, especially considering the weather in Winchester. Here are a couple of things that you can look for before you call Thornberry Bros 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 running, it means that the heat movement isn’t happening, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This malfunction can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common problems that Thornberry Bros Inc sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner decrease appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season strikes. Dirty 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 lose efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also deterred from outside obstructions near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can influence it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to lower the possibility 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 tests that you should look into and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only progress 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 setting?
  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 fix your system procedure, call Thornberry Bros Inc at 859-745-1564.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester is always here to be of service – give us a call at 859-745-1564 or arrange an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.

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