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

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Living at ease in the summer can be taken for granted, mainly until you encounter a taste of anxiety 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 wrapped in your covers. Think you’re feeling this uncomfortable feeling? It might be an occasion for an air conditioner replacement.

Usually, it isn’t the thermostat’s error; the settings can be working correctly, but it still states that the temperature is beyond 80 degrees. It’s usually caused by an old or faulty air conditioner that demands a call to the experts to find out what’s wrong. There are many causes for why air conditioners break down, especially bearing in mind the weather in Beaverton. Here are a few things that you can search for before you call Garoken Energy Co. Inc. 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 move the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you examine your system and discover that the fan isn’t running, it means that the heat movement isn’t happening, causing the warm air to remain in your home. This malfunction can also initiate overheating of the compressor and other potential internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: It’s one of the most familiar troubles that Garoken Energy Co. Inc. sees. These dirty filters in your air conditioner decrease suitable airflow, affecting the air quality in your home, which is really problematic when allergy season hits. Dirty air filters can also reduce the efficiency in your home and boost your monthly energy costs.
  • Blocked air flow: Always look for an obstruction or obstruction 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, as well.
  • Outside obstructions: Correct air flow could be also hindered from outdoor barriers near your system, such as shrubbery, trees, lawn chairs, etc. When the air flow is hindered, it can affect it’s cooling capacities. Make sure that your system is unrestricted by obstacles and is cleaned frequently to lower the possibility 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 functioning again. (Only move on to the next question if the system doesn’t start 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 ok or has it blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  6. If none of these things alter your system procedure, call Garoken Energy Co. Inc. at 503-848-3838.

Don’t let an air conditioner failure or replacement keep you awake at night. If you follow these procedures and keep your system under regular maintenance, you should have you air conditioner running again in no time. Our team at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton is always here to assist – give us a call at 503-848-3838 or schedule an appointment online for us to come look at your air conditioner and answer any questions you may have.

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