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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, especially until you experience a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner failure. It can happen 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 enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be working properly, but it still reads that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners break down, especially taking into consideration the weather in Alliance. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling if you think your air conditioner has quit working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your outdoor air conditioning system that helps transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and find 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 problem can also cause overheating of the compressor and other potential internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common troubles that Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner decrease suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season comes around. Dirty air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an obstacle or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to waste efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also hindered from outside obstructions around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned regularly to lower the possibility of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t working, here are a list of questions and steps that you should look into and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only go 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 position?
  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 fix your system function, call Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling at 308-646-3827.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling in Alliance is always here to help – give us a call at 308-646-3827.

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