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

Living in comfort 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 suddenly recognize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so hot bound in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be working properly, but it still says that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the pros to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners fail, especially bearing in mind the weather in Tuscaloosa. Here are some things that you can look for before you call KDM Service Corporation if you think your air conditioner has stopped 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 inspect your system and find that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat transfer isn’t happening, causing the warm air to stay in your home. This malfunction can also cause overheating of the compressor and other possible internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most common problems that KDM Service Corporation sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner decrease appropriate airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season comes around. Unclean air filters can also decrease the efficiency in your home and increase your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always search for an barrier or obstruction in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can set off your air conditioner to waste efficiency and reduce speed.
    TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t concealed by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also slowed down from outside blockages around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can affect it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is uninhibited by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to decrease the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve worked 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 running again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t switch on 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things fix your system procedure, call KDM Service Corporation at 205-758-2703.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa is always here to help – give us a call at 205-758-2703 or arrange an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.