Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you feel a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner failure. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and abruptly realize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so hot wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.
Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be operating correctly, but it still says that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners fail, especially taking into consideration the weather in Montoursville. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call Airmen HVAC Service if you think your air conditioner has broken down:
- Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your exterior 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 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 cause overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system.
- Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar problems that Airmen HVAC Service sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season hits. Unclean air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
- Blocked air flow: Always look for an barrier or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to waste efficiency and decelerate.
TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, also.
- Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also deterred from exterior barriers close to 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 unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned regularly to lower the chance 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 inspect and answer to get your system up and working again. (Only progress to the next question if the system doesn’t turn 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
- If none of these things fix your system function, call Airmen HVAC Service at 570-322-3131.
Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at Airmen HVAC Service in Montoursville is always here to assist – give us a call at 570-322-3131.