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 feel 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 bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be running appropriately, but it still says that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in West Palm Beach. Here are some things that you can look for before you call Summit Air Conditioning 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 transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and find that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat relocation isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This malfunction can also cause overheating of the compressor and other potential internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that Summit Air Conditioning Inc sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner decrease appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season strikes. Filthy air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an obstacle or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to waste efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also deterred from exterior blockages around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can change it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to decrease the possibility 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 additional checks 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 start 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system function, call Summit Air Conditioning Inc at 561-582-3390.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Summit Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach is always here to assist – give us a call at 561-582-3390 or arrange an appointment online for us to come look at your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.