Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you experience a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner failure. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly 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 uneasiness? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.
Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be running properly, but it still says that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners break down, especially bearing in mind the weather in Wharton. Here are some 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 external air conditioning system that helps transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and discover that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat relocation isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This problem can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other potential internal destruction to your system.
- Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common problems that Faust Air Conditioning and Heating sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner reduce appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season strikes. Dirty air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
- Blocked air flow: Always search for an obstruction or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to lose efficiency and reduce speed.
TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, too.
- Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also deterred from exterior obstructions near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to lower the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.
Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t operating, here are a list of questions and additional checks 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 switch on after doing the step before it):
- Is your thermostat temperature set below the indoor temperature?
- Is your system switch in the COOL setting?
- Is the outdoor unit power supply switch ON?
- Is the furnace/air handler power supply ON?
- Is your house fuse box/breaker box intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
- If none of these things fix your system function, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating at 979-323-6130.
Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you awake 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 help – give us a call at 979-323-6130.