Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you encounter a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner breakdown. 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 uncomfortable feeling? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.
More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be running properly, but it still reads that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in Middle Georgia. Here are some things that you can search for before you call Air Concepts of Middle Georgia if you think your air conditioner has quit working:
- 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 inspect your system and discover that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat movement isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This malfunction can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other possible internal harm to your system.
- Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar problems that Air Concepts of Middle Georgia sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner lower proper 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 boost your monthly energy costs.
- Blocked air flow: Always check for an barrier or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and reduce speed.
TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, too.
- 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 deterred, it can influence it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is free from 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 additional checks 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):
- Is your thermostat temperature fixed 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 ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
- If none of these things change your system procedure, call Air Concepts of Middle Georgia at 478-200-5689.
Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia in Middle Georgia is always here to help – give us a call at 478-200-5689.