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

Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you feel a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner malfunction. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and abruptly realize 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 discomfort? It might be time for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be working correctly, but it still says that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners fail, especially taking into consideration the weather in Irvine. Here are a couple of things that you can examine for before you call True Home Heating and 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 move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and see that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat movement isn’t happening, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This malfunction can also cause overheating of the compressor and other likely internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely troubles that True Home Heating and Air Conditioning sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner decrease suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season comes around. Dirty air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstruction 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 concealed by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also slowed down from outside barriers near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can affect it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to decrease the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t running, here are a list of questions and steps 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 set 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system function, call True Home Heating and Air Conditioning at 949-258-7259.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning in Irvine is always here to assist – give us a call at 949-258-7259.

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