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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, especially until you feel a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner failure. It can hit at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and abruptly realize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so hot wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be time for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be running appropriately, but it still says that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners break down, especially bearing in mind the weather in Ballwin. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning 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 transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and discover that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat transfer isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This failure can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common troubles that Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season strikes. Unclean air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and boost 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 lose efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also slowed down from outdoor barriers around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can affect 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 gone 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 check and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only progress 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 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 ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system operation, call Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning at 636-206-4250.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning in Ballwin is always here to be of service – give us a call at 636-206-4250 or arrange an appointment online for us to come look at your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.