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

Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you experience a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner failure. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly realize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so warm bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be operating correctly, but it still states that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners fail, especially considering the weather in Huntsville. Here are a couple of things that you can look for before you call All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc if you think your air conditioner has quit working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your external air conditioning system that helps flow the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and see that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat transfer isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This malfunction can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely problems that All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner reduce appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season comes around. Unclean air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstacle or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to lose efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also deterred 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 capacities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned regularly to decrease the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve gone through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t running, here are a list of questions and tests that you should look into and answer to get your system up and functioning 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 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things change your system operation, call All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc at 256-801-4701.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville is always here to be of service – give us a call at 256-801-4701 or schedule an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.