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Air Conditioner Replacement: what to do when your air conditioner stops working

Living in comfort 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 abruptly feel how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so hot bound 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 mistake; the settings can be running properly, but it still states that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in Ontario. Here are a couple of things that you can examine for before you call Stan's Heating, Inc if you think your air conditioner has quit working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your exterior air conditioning system that helps flow the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and discover that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat relocation isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This malfunction can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other possible internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that Stan's Heating, Inc sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner lower proper airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season strikes. Dirty air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an barrier or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to waste efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also deterred from exterior blockages around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can influence it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned regularly to decrease the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve worked through 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 go to the next question if the system doesn’t switch 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 spot?
  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 ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things alter your system procedure, call Stan's Heating, Inc at 541-889-3987.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario is always here to assist – give us a call at 541-889-3987 or schedule an appointment online for us to come look at your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.