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

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

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be working properly, but it still states that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially taking into consideration the weather in Wharton. Here are a couple of things that you can examine for before you call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating if you think your air conditioner has broken down:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your exterior 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 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 damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common troubles that Faust Air Conditioning and Heating sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner reduce appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season strikes. Filthy air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstacle or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to lose efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also deterred from outside barriers close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can influence it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to reduce the possibility 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 steps that you should check and answer to get your system up and working again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t switch 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 fix your system procedure, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating at 979-323-6130.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton is always here to be of service – give us a call at 979-323-6130.

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