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

Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you feel a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner failure. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly feel 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 an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be running appropriately, but it still reads that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners fail, especially taking into consideration the weather in Bloomington. Here are a couple of things that you can look for before you call All Seasons Heating & A/C Co 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 examine your system and see that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat transfer isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This failure can also cause overheating of the compressor and other possible internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely problems that All Seasons Heating & A/C Co sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner decrease suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic 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 look for an obstruction or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to lose efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also deterred from exterior blockages close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can influence it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned regularly to lower the chance 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 look into and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only progress to the next question if the system doesn’t start after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature set 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 whole or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things change your system operation, call All Seasons Heating & A/C Co at 812-332-9100.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington is always here to help – give us a call at 812-332-9100 or set-up an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.