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

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be operating correctly, but it still reads that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially taking into consideration the weather in Plover. Here are a few things that you can search for before you call Point Heating & Cooling if you think your air conditioner has broken down:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your external air conditioning system that helps move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and find that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat relocation isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This problem can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other possible internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar problems that Point Heating & Cooling sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner reduce suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season comes around. Filthy air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an obstacle or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also slowed down from outdoor obstructions near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is free from 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 running, here are a list of questions and steps that you should check and answer to get your system up and working again. (Only progress to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature set 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things change your system operation, call Point Heating & Cooling at 715-345-1979.

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 working again in no time. Our team at Point Heating & Cooling in Plover is always here to help – give us a call at 715-345-1979 or schedule an appointment online for us to come look at your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.