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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 encounter a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner breakdown. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and abruptly 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 uneasiness? It might be time for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be operating correctly, but it still says that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners break down, especially bearing in mind the weather in Corpus Christi. Here are some things that you can search for before you call McNatt Inc if you think your air conditioner has stopped working:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your exterior 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 stay in your home. This malfunction can also cause overheating of the compressor and other likely internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely problems that McNatt Inc sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner lower suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season strikes. Filthy air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an obstruction or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to lose efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also hindered from exterior obstructions close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can change it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned regularly 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 tests that you should look into and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only go 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 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 change your system operation, call McNatt Inc at 361-888-4808.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at McNatt Inc in Corpus Christi is always here to help – give us a call at 361-888-4808 or schedule an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.