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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, particularly until you encounter a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner failure. It can happen 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 bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be operating appropriately, but it still states that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners fail, especially considering the weather in Humble. Here are a few things that you can look for before you call Arrings A/C & Heating if you think your air conditioner has stopped working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your outdoor 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 movement isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This failure can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar problems that Arrings A/C & Heating sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season strikes. Unclean air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an barrier or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to waste efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also slowed down from outside blockages around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can change it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned frequently 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 tests that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t switch 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 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 ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things change your system function, call Arrings A/C & Heating at 281-713-8304.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble is always here to help – give us a call at 281-713-8304 or set-up an appointment online for us to come look at your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.