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

Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, especially until you feel a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner failure. It can happen 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 hot enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? 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 running properly, but it still states that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners fail, especially taking into consideration the weather in Chatsworth. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call True Temp Heating & Air Inc if you think your air conditioner has broken down:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your outdoor air conditioning system that helps move 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 transpiring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This malfunction can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other possible internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely troubles that True Temp Heating & Air Inc sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner reduce suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season comes around. Unclean air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an obstruction or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also deterred from exterior blockages around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can change it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to decrease the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve worked through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t operating, here are a list of questions and steps that you should look into and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only go 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 spot?
  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 whole or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system procedure, call True Temp Heating & Air Inc at 706-695-7492.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth is always here to assist – give us a call at 706-695-7492.

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