Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you feel a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner breakdown. 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 wrapped 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 mistake; the settings can be working correctly, but it still states that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in Reeds Spring. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc if you think your air conditioner has quit working:
Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your exterior 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 transfer isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This failure can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal damage to your system.
Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common issues that All Seasons Comfort Systems 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 hits. Dirty 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 blockage 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 covered by furniture or other home items, too.
Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also hindered from outside barriers near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can affect it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to reduce the possibility of air conditioner replacement.
Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t operating, here are a list of questions and steps that you should check and answer to get your system up and working again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t start after doing the step before it):
Is your thermostat temperature set below the indoor temperature?
Is your system switch in the COOL position?
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 alter your system operation, call All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc at 417-739-4606.
Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc in Reeds Spring is always here to be of service – give us a call at 417-739-4606 or schedule an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.