Air Conditioner Replacement: what to do when your air conditioner stops working05/28/2015Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, especially until you feel a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner failure. It can hit 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 bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement. Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be working properly, but it still reads that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in Odessa. Here are a few things that you can examine for before you call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning 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 occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This problem can also cause overheating of the compressor and other potential internal destruction to your system. Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely troubles that Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner reduce suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season hits. Dirty air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs. Blocked air flow: Always search for an obstacle or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and reduce speed. TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, also. Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also hindered from outside barriers 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 routinely to lower the likelihood of air conditioner replacement. Once you’ve gone through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t working, here are a list of questions and steps that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on after doing the step before it): Is your thermostat temperature fixed below the indoor temperature? Is your system switch in the COOL setting? Is the outdoor unit power supply switch ON? Is the furnace/air handler power supply ON? Is your house fuse box/breaker box intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? If none of these things alter your system function, call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning at 432-333-2208. Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa is always here to help – give us a call at 432-333-2208 or set-up an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.