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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 experience a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner malfunction. It can hit at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly realize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so toasty enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be running correctly, but it still states that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially taking into consideration the weather in Macon. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call Air Temperature Control if you think your air conditioner has quit working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your external air conditioning system that helps transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you inspect your system and discover that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat relocation isn’t happening, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This malfunction can also cause overheating of the compressor and other potential internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely issues that Air Temperature Control sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner reduce suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season hits. Filthy air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check 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 covered by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also hindered from exterior barriers 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 uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to lower the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t running, here are a list of questions and steps that you should look into and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t switch 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 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 alter your system operation, call Air Temperature Control at 478-784-1109.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Air Temperature Control in Macon is always here to be of service – give us a call at 478-784-1109 or arrange an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.