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

Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you feel a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner failure. It can hit at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and abruptly feel 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 over 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners break down, 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 stopped working:

  • 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 discover that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat transfer isn’t happening, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This problem can also cause overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely troubles that Faust Air Conditioning and Heating sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner decrease appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season strikes. Filthy air filters can also decrease 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 decrease 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 altered, it can affect it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to lower the possibility 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 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 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 ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system operation, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating at 979-532-2511.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown 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 working 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 979-532-2511 or schedule an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.