Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you feel a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner breakdown. 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 warm wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be time for an air conditioner replacement.
Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be running properly, but it still reads that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners fail, especially bearing in mind the weather in Bossier City. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning if you think your air conditioner has stopped working:
- Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your external 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 functioning properly, it means that the heat transfer isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This malfunction can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other possible internal damage to your system.
- Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar troubles that Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner reduce suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season comes around. Unclean air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and boost 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 waste efficiency and decelerate.
TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, too.
- Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also deterred from outside blockages near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can influence it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to decrease the chance of air conditioner replacement.
Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t operating, here are a list of questions and tests that you should check and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t switch on after doing the step before it):
- Is your thermostat temperature programmed below the indoor temperature?
- Is your system switch in the COOL spot?
- Is the outdoor unit power supply switch ON?
- Is the furnace/air handler power supply ON?
- Is your house fuse box/breaker box whole or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
- If none of these things alter your system function, call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning at 800-COOLING.
Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you up 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 Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City is always here to help – give us a call at 800-COOLING.