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

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Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you feel a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner breakdown. It can hit at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and abruptly recognize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so warm bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, 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 It’s often times caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially taking into consideration the weather in Lake Charles. Here are some things that you can examine for before you call ACR Air Conditioning & Heating 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 transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and discover that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat transfer isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This malfunction can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely troubles that ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season hits. Dirty air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and raise 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 decrease efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also slowed down from outside barriers close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned regularly to lower the likelihood 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 tests that you should check 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):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature set below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL spot?
  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 ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things alter your system procedure, call ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc at 337-335-0992.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you awake 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 ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Lake Charles is always here to assist – give us a call at 337-335-0992.

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