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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, especially until you feel a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner malfunction. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly realize 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 discomfort? 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 operating properly, but it still reads that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in East Peoria. Here are a few things that you can search for before you call Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC if you think your air conditioner has stopped working:

  • 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 scrutinize your system and discover that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat transfer isn’t happening, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This failure can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other potential internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner decrease appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season hits. Unclean air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an obstruction or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also slowed down from outdoor barriers close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can change it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to decrease the possibility 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 tests that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t start after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature set below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL spot?
  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 procedure, call Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC at 309-437-2703.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC in East Peoria is always here to be of service – give us a call at 309-437-2703 or arrange an appointment online for us to come look at your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.