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

Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, especially until you encounter a taste of uneasiness 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 warm bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be time for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be running correctly, but it still states 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 pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners break down, especially considering the weather in Denver. Here are some things that you can search for before you call Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 inspect your system and find that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat relocation isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This failure can also cause overheating of the compressor and other possible internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely troubles that Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. sees. These filthy 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 raise your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstacle or blockage in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also deterred from exterior barriers around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can influence it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned routinely to lower the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve gone through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t operating, here are a list of questions and steps that you should check and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t switch on after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature set below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL setting?
  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 Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 303-452-4146.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Denver is always here to help – give us a call at 303-452-4146 or schedule an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.