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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 discomfort with an air conditioner breakdown. It can occur at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly feel 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 uncomfortable feeling? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be running correctly, but it still says that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners break down, especially taking into consideration the weather in Aurora. Here are a couple of things that you can look for before you call Service Plus Mechanical if you think your air conditioner has broken down:

  • 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 scrutinize your system and discover that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat transfer isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This problem can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar troubles that Service Plus Mechanical sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner decrease suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season strikes. Dirty air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an barrier or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to waste efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also deterred from outside blockages near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can affect it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned routinely 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 steps that you should look into and answer to get your system up and working 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things change your system operation, call Service Plus Mechanical at 630-809-6319.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Service Plus Mechanical in Aurora is always here to assist – give us a call at 630-809-6319 or schedule an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.