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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, mainly until you feel a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner malfunction. It can occur at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and abruptly feel 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.

More often than not, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be running properly, but it still reads that the temperature is over 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an outdated or faulty air conditioner that requires a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners fail, especially bearing in mind the weather in Muskogee. Here are some things that you can examine for before you call Hix Air Conditioning 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 flow the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and discover that the fan isn’t functioning properly, it means that the heat movement isn’t happening, causing the warm air to hang around in your home. This problem can also cause overheating of the compressor and other possible internal destruction to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely problems that Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. sees. These filthy filters in your air conditioner decrease proper airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season hits. Filthy 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 blockage 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 hidden by furniture or other home items, also.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also slowed down from exterior barriers close to your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can influence it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to decrease the possibility of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t working, here are a list of questions and tests that you should inspect and answer to get your system up and functioning again. (Only progress to the next question if the system doesn’t turn 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 position?
  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 fix your system operation, call Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. at 918-682-8238.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you up at night. If you follow these tips and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee is always here to be of service – give us a call at 918-682-8238.

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