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

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be running properly, but it still states that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially considering the weather in Asheville. Here are a couple of things that you can look for before you call 1st Choice Service Group Inc 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 see that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat relocation isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This failure can also cause overheating of the compressor and other possible internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common issues that 1st Choice Service Group Inc sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner decrease appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season strikes. 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 set off your air conditioner to waste efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also deterred from outside obstructions close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can affect it’s cooling capacities. 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 additional checks that you should check 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 fixed below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL position?
  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 function, call 1st Choice Service Group Inc at 828-551-2913.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at 1st Choice Service Group Inc in Asheville is always here to help – give us a call at 828-551-2913 or schedule an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.