Air Conditioner Replacement: what to do when your air conditioner stops working05/28/2015Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you encounter a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner malfunction. It can occur 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 toasty enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement. More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be working appropriately, but it still says that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in Saint Peters. Here are a few things that you can look for before you call C-N-O Comfort Zone 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 flow 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 occurring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This malfunction can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system. Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common troubles that C-N-O Comfort Zone sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner reduce suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season hits. Unclean 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 waste efficiency and reduce speed. TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, also. Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also hindered from outdoor barriers 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 free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to lower the likelihood of air conditioner replacement. Once you’ve worked through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t running, here are a list of questions and steps that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on after doing the step before it): Is your thermostat temperature fixed below the indoor temperature? Is your system switch in the COOL position? Is the outdoor unit power supply switch ON? Is the furnace/air handler power supply ON? Is your house fuse box/breaker box whole or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? If none of these things alter your system procedure, call C-N-O Comfort Zone at 636-578-1777. Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at C-N-O Comfort Zone in Saint Peters is always here to assist – give us a call at 636-578-1777 or schedule an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.