Air Conditioner Replacement: what to do when your air conditioner stops working05/28/2015Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you experience a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner failure. It can hit 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 bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be time for an air conditioner replacement. Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be working appropriately, but it still states that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially considering the weather in Indian River County. Here are a few things that you can look for before you call Custom Air Systems Inc if you think your air conditioner has broken down: 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 see that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat movement isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This malfunction can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system. Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that Custom Air Systems Inc sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner lower suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season comes around. Filthy air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs. Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstacle or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and slow down. TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, as well. Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also deterred from outside obstructions close to 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 unrestricted 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 working, here are a list of questions and tests 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 start after doing the step before it): Is your thermostat temperature fixed below the indoor temperature? Is your system switch in the COOL setting? Is the outdoor unit power supply switch ON? Is the furnace/air handler power supply ON? Is your house fuse box/breaker box ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? If none of these things fix your system procedure, call Custom Air Systems Inc at 772-571-1080. Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Custom Air Systems Inc in Indian River County is always here to assist – give us a call at 772-571-1080 or schedule an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.