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

Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, especially until you experience a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner malfunction. It can hit 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 bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be operating properly, but it still reads that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners break down, especially bearing in mind the weather in Show Low. Here are a couple of things that you can look for before you call Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. if you think your air conditioner has broken down:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your exterior air conditioning system that helps move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and discover that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat transfer isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This problem can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar troubles that Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner lower suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky 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 obstacle or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to waste efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also deterred from exterior obstructions around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can influence it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned regularly to lower the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t running, here are a list of questions and tests that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only progress to the next question if the system doesn’t switch on after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature programmed 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things alter your system procedure, call Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. at 928-537-1803.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. in Show Low is always here to be of service – give us a call at 928-537-1803 or set-up an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.