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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 uneasiness with an air conditioner malfunction. It can occur at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly recognize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so toasty wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be running correctly, but it still states that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in Thousand Oaks. Here are some things that you can look for before you call Air Max HVAC Inc if you think your air conditioner has quit 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 examine your system and find that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat relocation isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This malfunction can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common issues that Air Max HVAC Inc sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner decrease proper airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season strikes. Unclean air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an barrier or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also hindered from outside blockages around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can influence it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned regularly to reduce 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 tests that you should look into and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t switch on after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature set 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 change your system procedure, call Air Max HVAC Inc at 805-217-8662.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at Air Max HVAC Inc in Thousand Oaks is always here to help – give us a call at 805-217-8662 or set-up an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.