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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 experience 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 wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, 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 requires a call to the experts 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 some things that you can examine for before you call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning if you think your air conditioner has broken down:

  • 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 inspect your system and find 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 possible internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common troubles that Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning 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 comes around. 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 lose efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered 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 affect it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is free from 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 operating, here are a list of questions and additional checks that you should inspect 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 fixed below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL setting?
  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 alter your system function, call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning at 432-237-0168.

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 assist – give us a call at 432-237-0168.

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