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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 encounter a taste of anxiety with an air conditioner breakdown. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and suddenly feel how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so toasty enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this discomfort? It might be the moment for an air conditioner replacement.

Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s fault; the settings can be working correctly, but it still says that the temperature is above 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the professionals to find out what’s wrong. There are many explanations why air conditioners stop working, especially bearing in mind the weather in Hattiesburg. Here are a few things that you can examine for before you call Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning if you think your air conditioner has broken down:

  • Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your outdoor air conditioning system that helps move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you inspect your system and see 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 initiate overheating of the compressor and other likely internal harm to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar troubles that Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning sees. These unclean filters in your air conditioner lower suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really tricky when allergy season hits. Filthy air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always check for an obstacle or jam 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 concealed by furniture or other home items, too.
  • Outside obstructions: Good air flow could be also slowed down from outside obstructions around your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can influence it’s cooling abilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned frequently to lower the chance of air conditioner replacement.

Once you’ve completed these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t operating, here are a list of questions and tests that you should look into and answer to get your system up and working 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 fixed below the indoor temperature?
  2. Is your system switch in the COOL spot?
  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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning at 601-268-3486.

Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these steps and keep your system under routine maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg is always here to help – give us a call at 601-268-3486 or arrange an appointment online for us to come look at your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.