Air Conditioner Replacement: what to do when your air conditioner stops working05/28/2015Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, particularly until you experience a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner failure. It can occur at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly realize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so toasty bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement. More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be running appropriately, but it still states that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s most often caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners break down, especially considering the weather in Upland. Here are some things that you can examine for before you call Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning if you think your air conditioner has stopped working: Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your external air conditioning system that helps move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you scrutinize your system and discover that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat relocation isn’t occurring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This problem can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other potential internal damage to your system. Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common troubles that Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner lower appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season strikes. Unclean air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs. Blocked air flow: Always check for an obstruction or jam 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, too. Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also hindered from exterior barriers around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can affect it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned routinely to lower the possibility of air conditioner replacement. Once you’ve gone through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t running, here are a list of questions and tests that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t switch on after doing the step before it): Is your thermostat temperature fixed 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 whole or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? If none of these things change your system function, call Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning at 909-982-5698. Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner operating again in no time. Our team at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland is always here to assist – give us a call at 909-982-5698 or arrange an appointment online for us to come check your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.