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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 experience a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner failure. It can hit 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 toasty 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 error; the settings can be operating properly, but it still states that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners break down, especially taking into consideration the weather in Denton. Here are some things that you can examine for before you call Oak Point Heating and Air LLC 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 move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and find that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat movement isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This failure can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other possible internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar troubles that Oak Point Heating and Air LLC sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner decrease suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season hits. Filthy air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an barrier or obstruction 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, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also hindered from outdoor barriers close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can affect it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to lower the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve worked through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t operating, here are a list of questions and additional checks 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 switch 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 whole or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things alter your system function, call Oak Point Heating and Air LLC at 940-202-1202.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Oak Point Heating and Air LLC in Denton is always here to assist – give us a call at 940-202-1202.

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