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

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Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you experience a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner malfunction. It can occur at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly 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 time for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be operating correctly, but it still says that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners stop working, especially taking into consideration the weather in Stuart and West Palm Beach areas. Here are a couple of things that you can examine for before you call Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc 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 flow the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and see that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat relocation isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This malfunction can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common problems that Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner reduce appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season comes around. Unclean 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 jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to waste efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also slowed down from outdoor obstructions close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can influence it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned routinely to reduce the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t working, here are a list of questions and tests that you should look into and answer to get your system up and working again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature programmed 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 alter your system function, call Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc at 772-247-0337.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure 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 operating again in no time. Our team at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc in Stuart and West Palm Beach areas is always here to help – give us a call at 772-247-0337 or set-up an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.

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