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

Living in coolness in the summer can be taken for granted, especially until you feel a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner failure. It can happen 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 enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be running properly, but it still states that the temperature is over 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 explanations why air conditioners fail, especially taking into consideration the weather in Greenville. Here are some things that you can search for before you call Ken Parker Service Inc if you think your air conditioner has broken down:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your external air conditioning system that helps transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and see that the fan isn’t working, it means that the heat transfer isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This problem can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other possible internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar issues that Ken Parker Service Inc sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season comes around. Dirty air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an obstacle or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can initiate your air conditioner to lose efficiency and decelerate.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t hidden by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also deterred from outdoor obstructions around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can influence it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned regularly to reduce the possibility of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve gone through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t working, here are a list of questions and additional checks that you should check and answer to get your system up and working again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t start after doing the step before it):

  1. Is your thermostat temperature set below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL setting?
  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 alter your system function, call Ken Parker Service Inc at 903-883-2829.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure 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 Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville is always here to be of service – give us a call at 903-883-2829 or arrange an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.