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

Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, especially until you experience a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner malfunction. It can happen 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 enfolded 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 running correctly, but it still states 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 It’s most often caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners stop working, especially taking into consideration the weather in Shelby Township . Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call Mr. Air Repair 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 transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and discover that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat relocation isn’t happening, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This failure can also cause overheating of the compressor and other likely internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that Mr. Air Repair sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season hits. Filthy air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstruction or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to waste efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also hindered from outdoor barriers near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can affect it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned regularly to reduce 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 tests that you should check and answer to get your system up and functioning 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 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 change your system procedure, call Mr. Air Repair at 586-262-4258.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Mr. Air Repair in Shelby Township is always here to assist – give us a call at 586-262-4258 or set-up an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.