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Air Conditioner Replacement: what to do when your air conditioner stops working

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Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you encounter a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner failure. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly recognize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so toasty wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be time for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be working appropriately, but it still states that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s usually 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 break down, especially taking into consideration the weather in Englewood. Here are a couple of things that you can look for before you call Symbiont Service Corp if you think your air conditioner has broken down:

  • 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 running, it means that the heat relocation isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This problem can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other possible internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely issues that Symbiont Service Corp sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner lower suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season hits. Unclean 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 jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to lose efficiency and slow down.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also deterred from outside obstructions near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can affect it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to lower 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 additional checks that you should check and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t start after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature fixed below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL spot?
  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 operation, call Symbiont Service Corp at 941-306-4161.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Symbiont Service Corp in Englewood is always here to assist – give us a call at 941-306-4161.

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