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

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

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be working appropriately, but it still says that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners break down, especially taking into consideration the weather in Belton. Here are some things that you can look for before you call Bell Air Conditioning Inc. 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 move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and discover that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat relocation isn’t happening, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This malfunction can also cause overheating of the compressor and other possible internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common issues that Bell Air Conditioning Inc. sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner lower suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season hits. Filthy air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an obstruction or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also deterred from outdoor blockages around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to lower the possibility 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 additional checks that you should check 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 set 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 ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things alter your system operation, call Bell Air Conditioning Inc. at 254-939-1141.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. in Belton is always here to be of service – give us a call at 254-939-1141 or set-up an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.