Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you feel a taste of uneasiness 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 warm wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be time for an air conditioner replacement.
Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be operating correctly, but it still states that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong.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 Georgetown. Here are a few things that you can examine for before you call Miller Climate Control LLC if you think your air conditioner has quit working:
- Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your outdoor air conditioning system that helps flow the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and discover that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat relocation isn’t happening, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This failure can also cause overheating of the compressor and other possible internal destruction to your system.
- Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that Miller Climate Control LLC sees. These unclean 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 boost your monthly energy costs.
- Blocked air flow: Always check for an barrier or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to lose efficiency and slow down.
TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, also.
- Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also hindered 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 capacities. Make sure that your system is uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to lower the chance 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 tests that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only progress 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
- If none of these things fix your system function, call Miller Climate Control LLC at 512-937-2001.
Don’t let an air conditioner malfunction 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 working again in no time. Our team at Miller Climate Control LLC in Georgetown is always here to help – give us a call at 512-937-2001.