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

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

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be working properly, but it still states that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially considering the weather in Manassas. Here are a few things that you can look for before you call Twin Air LLC 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 transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and discover that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat relocation isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This malfunction can also cause overheating of the compressor and other possible internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common problems that Twin Air LLC 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 hits. Dirty air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an barrier 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 covered by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also slowed down from outside blockages close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can affect it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to lower the possibility 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 look into and answer to get your system up and running 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 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 ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system procedure, call Twin Air LLC at 703-754-1062.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at Twin Air LLC in Manassas is always here to be of service – give us a call at 703-754-1062 or set-up an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.

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