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 experience a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner malfunction. It can hit at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly feel 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 uneasiness? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be running correctly, but it still says that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners fail, especially bearing in mind the weather in Wyandotte. Here are a couple of things that you can look for before you call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning if you think your air conditioner has stopped working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your outdoor air conditioning system that helps move 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 happening, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This problem can also cause overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar troubles that Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner decrease appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season strikes. Dirty air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an obstacle or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to lose efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also hindered from outside blockages around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can affect it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to reduce the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve worked 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 look into 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 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system procedure, call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning at 734-284-1224.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte is always here to assist – give us a call at 734-284-1224.

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