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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, mainly until you encounter a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner breakdown. It can hit 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 enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be an occasion 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 states that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners break down, especially taking into consideration the weather in Bishop. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning if you think your air conditioner has quit 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 see that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat relocation isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This problem can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other possible internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common problems that Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner reduce suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season comes around. Dirty air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an barrier or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to waste efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also hindered from outdoor barriers 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 uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to reduce the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve completed 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 working again. (Only progress 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 position?
  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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system function, call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning at 760-784-9034.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown 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 running again in no time. Our team at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop is always here to be of service – give us a call at 760-784-9034 or set-up an appointment online for us to come look at your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.