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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, particularly until you experience a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner failure. It can occur at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly recognize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so hot wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be working correctly, but it still states that the temperature is beyond 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 explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially taking into consideration the weather in Cape Coral. Here are some things that you can look for before you call Comfort Zone Inc if you think your air conditioner has stopped 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 inspect your system and discover that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat movement isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This malfunction can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that Comfort Zone Inc sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner reduce suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season strikes. Filthy air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an barrier or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to lose efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also slowed down from exterior blockages near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can affect it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to decrease the chance 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 check and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t start 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 change your system procedure, call Comfort Zone Inc at 239-214-0411.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you up 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 Comfort Zone Inc in Cape Coral is always here to help – give us a call at 239-214-0411.

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