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

Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, especially until you feel a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner failure. It can hit at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly feel 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 uneasiness? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be running correctly, but it still says that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners break down, especially considering the weather in Reinholds. Here are a couple of things that you can look for before you call County Line Mechanical LLC 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 flow 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 movement isn’t happening, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This problem can also cause overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that County Line Mechanical LLC sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner decrease appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season strikes. Unclean air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an obstruction or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to lose efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also slowed down from exterior blockages around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can affect it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned regularly to reduce the possibility 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 inspect and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature programmed below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL setting?
  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 change your system procedure, call County Line Mechanical LLC at 717-216-0846.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at County Line Mechanical LLC in Reinholds is always here to assist – give us a call at 717-216-0846.

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