Air Conditioner Replacement: what to do when your air conditioner stops working05/28/2015Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you encounter a taste of anxiety 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 toasty bound 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 mistake; the settings can be running appropriately, but it still says that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners fail, especially bearing in mind the weather in Vancouver. Here are some things that you can examine for before you call Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC if you think your air conditioner has broken down: Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your outdoor air conditioning system that helps move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and see that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat transfer isn’t happening, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This malfunction can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal destruction to your system. Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common problems that Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner lower suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season strikes. Dirty air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs. Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstruction or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to lose efficiency and decelerate. TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, as well. Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also slowed down from outside barriers around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is deterred, it can influence it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to decrease the likelihood 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 inspect and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on after doing the step before it): Is your thermostat temperature set below the indoor temperature? Is your system switch in the COOL setting? Is the outdoor unit power supply switch ON? Is the furnace/air handler power supply ON? Is your house fuse box/breaker box whole or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? If none of these things change your system operation, call Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC at 360-571-5100. Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC in Vancouver is always here to be of service – give us a call at 360-571-5100 or set-up an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.