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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, mainly until you feel a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner malfunction. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly realize 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 uncomfortable feeling? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be working correctly, but it still states that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong.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 bearing in mind the weather in Crestview. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call Gordon Air Conditioning if you think your air conditioner has stopped working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your external air conditioning system that helps flow 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 transfer isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This malfunction can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other potential internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely troubles that Gordon Air Conditioning sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season hits. Dirty air filters can also reduce 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 lose efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also slowed down from outside obstructions around 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 unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to decrease the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve gone through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t working, here are a list of questions and steps 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 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 spot?
  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 fix your system procedure, call Gordon Air Conditioning at 850-682-5509.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview is always here to be of service – give us a call at 850-682-5509 or set-up an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.