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

May 28, 2015

Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you encounter a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner malfunction. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly recognize 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 uncomfortable feeling? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be working properly, but it still says that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners fail, especially bearing in mind the weather in Carpentersville. Here are a few things that you can examine for before you call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc if you think your air conditioner has stopped working:

  • 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 scrutinize your system and discover that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat relocation isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This problem can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar problems that Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season strikes. Dirty air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstacle or jam 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 hidden by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also hindered from outdoor barriers close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can change it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted 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 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things alter your system procedure, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc at 224-412-8308.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville is always here to be of service – give us a call at 224-412-8308.