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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 discomfort with an air conditioner malfunction. It can hit at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly realize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so hot enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be working appropriately, but it still reads that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners fail, especially taking into consideration the weather in East Hanover. Here are a couple of things that you can examine for before you call Effective Service Group, LLC. 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 transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and see 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 malfunction can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely troubles that Effective Service Group, LLC. sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season hits. Dirty air filters can also lower the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an obstacle or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to lose efficiency and reduce speed.
    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 barriers around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can change it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to reduce the likelihood of air conditioner replacement.

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

  1. Is your thermostat temperature programmed 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 whole or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system function, call Effective Service Group, LLC. at 973-884-0065.

Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Effective Service Group, LLC. in East Hanover is always here to be of service – give us a call at 973-884-0065 or set-up an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.