Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you encounter a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner malfunction. It can hit at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly recognize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so hot wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.
Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be operating properly, but it still states that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners stop working, especially considering the weather in Omaha. Here are a few things that you can search for before you call The Frazier Company 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 discover that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat transfer isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This failure can also cause overheating of the compressor and other potential internal harm to your system.
- Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that The Frazier Company sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner reduce appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season strikes. Dirty air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
- Blocked air flow: Always look for an barrier 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, as well.
- Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also slowed down from outdoor barriers near 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 uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to lower the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.
Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t working, here are a list of questions and steps 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 switch on after doing the step before it):
- Is your thermostat temperature set 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 ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
- If none of these things fix your system procedure, call The Frazier Company at 402-628-0206.
Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you restless 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 The Frazier Company in Omaha is always here to be of service – give us a call at 402-628-0206.