Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you experience a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner failure. It can occur at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly feel how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so toasty wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.
Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be operating correctly, but it still states 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 professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially considering the weather in Safford. Here are a couple of things that you can search 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 external air conditioning system that helps transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and find that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat movement isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This problem can also cause overheating of the compressor and other potential internal destruction to your system.
- Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely troubles that B&D Air Conditioning sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner reduce appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season comes around. Filthy air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
- Blocked air flow: Always look for an barrier or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to waste efficiency and slow down.
TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, also.
- Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also slowed down from outdoor barriers near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can influence it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to decrease the possibility 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 additional checks that you should look into and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only progress to the next question if the system doesn’t switch on after doing the step before it):
- Is your thermostat temperature fixed below the indoor temperature?
- Is your system switch in the COOL position?
- 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 fix your system function, call B&D Air Conditioning at 928-432-6018.
Don’t let an air conditioner failure 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 B&D Air Conditioning in Safford is always here to assist – give us a call at 928-432-6018.