Air Conditioner Replacement: what to do when your air conditioner stops working05/28/2015Living in comfort in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you experience a taste of discomfort with an air conditioner failure. It can occur at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and unexpectedly feel 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 discomfort? 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 reads that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s often times caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in Manassas Park. Here are a couple of things that you can search for before you call Woody's Sudden Service Inc 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 move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you inspect your system and discover that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat transfer isn’t transpiring, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This failure can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other likely internal destruction to your system. Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely problems that Woody's Sudden Service Inc sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner decrease proper airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really difficult when allergy season strikes. Dirty air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and raise your monthly energy costs. Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstacle or jam in your return-air or supply-air grille. This can cause your air conditioner to decrease efficiency and decelerate. TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, too. Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also slowed down from outside obstructions close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can change it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is free from 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 functioning again. (Only go to the next question if the system doesn’t start 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 ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? If none of these things alter your system operation, call Woody's Sudden Service Inc at 703-369-5528. Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park is always here to help – give us a call at 703-369-5528 or set-up an appointment online for us to come inspect your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.