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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, particularly until you experience a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner failure. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly feel how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so toasty bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be working correctly, but it still says that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners break down, especially taking into consideration the weather in Safford. Here are a couple of things that you can look for before you call B&D Air Conditioning 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 flow 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 relocation isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This failure can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other potential internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar problems that B&D Air Conditioning sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner lower 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 raise 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 hidden by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also slowed down from outside barriers near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can influence it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned regularly to reduce the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve worked through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t running, here are a list of questions and additional checks that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature programmed below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL setting?
  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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things alter your system operation, call B&D Air Conditioning at 928-432-6018.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at B&D Air Conditioning in Safford is always here to be of service – give us a call at 928-432-6018 or arrange an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.