Air Conditioner Replacement: what to do when your air conditioner stops working

May 28, 2015

Living at ease 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 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 uneasiness? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be working appropriately, but it still reads that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners break down, especially bearing in mind the weather in Odessa. Here are some things that you can search for before you call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning 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 flow the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and see that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat transfer isn’t happening, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This problem can also cause overheating of the compressor and other possible internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar problems that Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner reduce suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season strikes. Unclean air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstruction or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also hindered from outside blockages near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned routinely to lower the likelihood 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 tests that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t start 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning at 432-237-0168.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa is always here to help – give us a call at 432-237-0168.