Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, especially until you experience a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner failure. It can occur 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 warm wrapped 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 appropriately, but it still says that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in Mobile. Here are a few things that you can look for before you call Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc if you think your air conditioner has broken down:
- Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your external air conditioning system that helps transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and discover that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat relocation isn’t happening, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This problem can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other potential internal damage to your system.
- Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common troubles that Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner decrease proper airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season comes around. Unclean air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
- Blocked air flow: Always check for an barrier or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to lose efficiency and decelerate.
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 blockages around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can affect it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to reduce the chance of air conditioner replacement.
Once you’ve worked through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t operating, here are a list of questions and additional checks that you should look into and answer to get your system up and working again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t switch on after doing the step before it):
- Is your thermostat temperature set 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
- If none of these things change your system function, call Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc at 251-471-2674.
Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction 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 working again in no time. Our team at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Mobile is always here to be of service – give us a call at 251-471-2674.