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

Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you encounter a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner failure. It can occur at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly realize 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 uneasiness? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be operating correctly, but it still states that the temperature is over 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 bearing in mind the weather in Phoenix. Here are some things that you can look for before you call Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc 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 scrutinize your system and see that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat movement isn’t happening, causing the warm air to hang around 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 problems that Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner lower proper airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season comes around. Dirty air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an obstruction or blockage 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 concealed by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also hindered from outside 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 free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to reduce the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve gone through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t working, here are a list of questions and steps that you should check and answer to get your system up and working again. (Only progress to the next question if the system doesn’t start 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 fix your system operation, call Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc at 602-997-5701.

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 working again in no time. Our team at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Phoenix is always here to be of service – give us a call at 602-997-5701 or arrange an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.