Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you feel a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner failure. 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 hot bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.
Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be running appropriately, but it still states that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially considering the weather in Northglenn. Here are a few things that you can search for before you call Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 transport 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 movement isn’t happening, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This problem can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal damage to your system.
- Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common troubles that Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner decrease proper 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 search for an obstacle or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to lose efficiency and decelerate.
TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, as well.
- Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also slowed down from outside blockages close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can affect it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to reduce the possibility 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 additional checks that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t switch on after doing the step before it):
- Is your thermostat temperature fixed 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
- If none of these things fix your system operation, call Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 303-452-4146.
Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Northglenn is always here to help – give us a call at 303-452-4146.