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

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Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you experience a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner failure. It can occur 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 toasty bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be working appropriately, but it still states that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners stop working, especially taking into consideration the weather in Hamilton. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC if you think your air conditioner has broken down:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your exterior air conditioning system that helps move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you inspect your system and see that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat transfer isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This failure can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar problems that Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner decrease suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season strikes. Unclean air filters can also reduce 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 cause your air conditioner to lose efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also hindered from outdoor blockages around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can influence it’s cooling abilities. 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 working, here are a list of questions and steps 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 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things alter your system operation, call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC at 513-275-3601.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton is always here to assist – give us a call at 513-275-3601 or arrange an appointment online for us to come look at your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.

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