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 discomfort with an air conditioner failure. It can occur 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 warm enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement. Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be working appropriately, but it still says that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially considering the weather in Carpentersville. Here are a couple of things that you can examine for before you call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc 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 move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and discover that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat movement isn’t happening, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This problem can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other possible internal destruction to your system. Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common problems that Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner reduce proper airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season comes around. Filthy 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 set off your air conditioner to waste efficiency and decelerate. TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, also. Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also slowed down from outside blockages close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can affect it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned regularly to reduce the chance 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 steps that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on after doing the step before it): Is your thermostat temperature set below the indoor temperature? Is your system switch in the COOL spot? Is the outdoor unit power supply switch ON? Is the furnace/air handler power supply ON? Is your house fuse box/breaker box intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? If none of these things change your system operation, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc at 224-699-9229. Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville is always here to help – give us a call at 224-699-9229 or set-up an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.