Air Conditioner Replacement: what to do when your air conditioner stops working05/28/2015Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you feel a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner malfunction. It can hit at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly recognize 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 the moment for an air conditioner replacement. Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be operating correctly, but it still states that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially considering the weather in Stuart. Here are some things that you can look for before you call Nisair Air Conditioning if you think your air conditioner has stopped working: Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your outdoor air conditioning system that helps transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and find that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat relocation isn’t happening, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This malfunction can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal damage to your system. Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common troubles that Nisair Air Conditioning sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner decrease appropriate 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 search for an obstacle or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and reduce speed. TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, as well. Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also deterred from exterior obstructions near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can affect it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned regularly to reduce the chance 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 functioning again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t switch on after doing the step before it): Is your thermostat temperature set below the indoor temperature? Is your system switch in the COOL setting? Is the outdoor unit power supply switch ON? Is the furnace/air handler power supply ON? Is your house fuse box/breaker box ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? If none of these things alter your system operation, call Nisair Air Conditioning at 772-318-4252. Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Nisair Air Conditioning in Stuart is always here to be of service – give us a call at 772-318-4252 or set-up an appointment online for us to come look at your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.