Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, especially until you feel a taste of uneasiness with an air conditioner failure. It can happen at the worst moments; you’re eating lunch and abruptly recognize how warm your kitchen feels or you can’t fall asleep at night because you are so warm enfolded in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uneasiness? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.
Often times, it isn’t the thermostat’s mistake; the settings can be running correctly, but it still reads that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an ancient or faulty air conditioner that needs a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many reasons why air conditioners fail, especially taking into consideration the weather in Bend. Here are a couple of things that you can look for before you call Tri County Climate Control LLC if you think your air conditioner has quit working:
- Broken outdoor fan motor: There is a fan motor on your external air conditioning system that helps transport the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you inspect your system and see that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat transfer isn’t happening, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This failure can also trigger overheating of the compressor and other potential internal harm to your system.
- Dirty filters: It’s one of the most likely problems that Tri County Climate Control LLC 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 hits. 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 cause your air conditioner to waste efficiency and reduce speed.
TIP: Make sure the grilles aren’t covered by furniture or other home items, too.
- Outside obstructions: Proper air flow could be also slowed down from outside obstructions near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is altered, it can affect it’s cooling capabilities. Make sure that your system is free from obstacles and is cleaned routinely to reduce the chance of air conditioner replacement.
Once you’ve worked through these four system checks and your air conditioner still isn’t running, here are a list of questions and steps that you should look into and answer to get your system up and running again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t turn on after doing the step before it):
- Is your thermostat temperature set 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 intact or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
- If none of these things fix your system function, call Tri County Climate Control LLC at 541-238-2797.
Don’t let an air conditioner breakdown or replacement keep you restless at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under annual maintenance, you should have you air conditioner working again in no time. Our team at Tri County Climate Control LLC in Bend is always here to assist – give us a call at 541-238-2797.