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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, mainly until you experience a taste of discomfort 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 hot enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be working properly, but it still states that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners fail, especially taking into consideration the weather in Hauppauge. Here are some things that you can search for before you call Cool Power LLC if you think your air conditioner has stopped working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your exterior air conditioning system that helps move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you inspect your system and discover that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat relocation isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This malfunction can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other possible internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that Cool Power LLC sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner reduce appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season comes around. Unclean air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an barrier or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to waste efficiency and reduce speed.
    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 outdoor obstructions near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is uninhibited 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 operating, here are a list of questions and steps that you should check and answer to get your system up and working again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature fixed below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL position?
  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 function, call Cool Power LLC at 631-360-2665.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge is always here to help – give us a call at 631-360-2665 or arrange an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.