Dog and Fan

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 encounter 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 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 says that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners break down, especially bearing in mind the weather in Middle Georgia. Here are some things that you can look 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 find that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat movement isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This problem can also cause overheating of the compressor and other possible internal damage 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 tricky when allergy season strikes. Filthy air filters can also decrease 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 slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered 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 deterred, it can affect it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to lower the chance 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 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 procedure, call Air Concepts of Middle Georgia at 478-200-5689.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under regular 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.

Back To Blog