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

Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, especially 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 bound 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 working correctly, but it still reads that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in Robstown. Here are a few things that you can look 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 outdoor 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 relocation 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 likely issues that McNatt 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 strikes. Filthy air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an barrier or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also slowed down from exterior obstructions close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. 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 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 whole or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things change your system procedure, call McNatt Inc at 361-247-0605.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown 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 operating again in no time. Our team at McNatt Inc in Robstown is always here to help – give us a call at 361-247-0605.

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