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

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

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be working appropriately, but it still reads that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in Brandon. Here are some things that you can look for before you call Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. 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 transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and find that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat transfer isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This failure can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar troubles that Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner reduce appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season strikes. Unclean air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an barrier 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 covered by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also deterred from exterior blockages close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to lower the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t running, here are a list of questions and steps that you should check and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature programmed below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL position?
  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 change your system operation, call Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. at 204-728-0180.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. in Brandon is always here to help – give us a call at 204-728-0180.

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