Think about this scenario: you’re a few weeks into the beautiful summer season and you’re enjoying a relaxing Saturday at home. Around lunchtime, you realize that you are starting to feel uncomfortably warm. You check the thermostat and while all of the settings seem to be correct to what you have preset, the temperature is reading 85 degrees. This is the worst nightmare for any homeowner during the heat of the summer. Dealing with a broken air conditioner compromises your comfort and often requires investing in a new air conditioning system to get yourself back to a relaxing home state.

Homeowners always ask, what did I do to break my air conditioner or why has it stopped working now of all times? Well, there are a variety of different reasons why you might be facing air conditioner replacement, especially when considering the weather in Haverhill. Don’t get stuck in the summer without one of the most important pieces of home comfort equipment in your home. Instead, look out for these warning signs that may help you indicate that there is something wrong with your air conditioner:

  • An inactive outdoor fan: Step outside and inspect your outdoor unit – if you notice that your outdoor fan is not running in the unit, give the experts at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone a call to come take a look. Chances are that something is wrong with your unit and the heat transfer that the fan usually handles is not able to happen. This can cause overheating of the compressor and other internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: You’ve heard it a million times, but dirty filters are still one of the most common issues that Climate Zone sees when customers are debating on air conditioner replacement. Dirty filters reduce airflow, hike up your energy bills, and severely impact your system’s lifetime efficiency. So instead of buying a whole new system, you might just need to exchange your filters and you’ll instantly notice a drastic change in air quality.
  • Insufficient air flow: Check for blocked air grilles in your system if you sense a change in air flow. These blockages could be a wide variety of things, from furniture to even excess dirt or debris.
  • Obstructions to your outdoor unit: Shrubbery, lawn furniture and other outdoor items can inhibit proper air flow to your outdoor unit. Over time, these obstructions can also generate a build-up of dirt that could clog your whole system and stop its cooling abilities. Clean and clear the area around your unit regularly to ensure that your system remains efficient.

Have you checked all of these things and your air conditioner still isn’t working properly? Follow these step-by-step instructions, only proceeding to the next step is the system doesn’t start from the previous step:

  1. Check that the thermostat temperature is set below indoor temperature, and the system switch is in the COOL position.
  2. Is the outdoor unit power supply switch “on”?
  3. Is the furnace/air handler power supply “on”?
  4. Check the house fuse box/breaker box for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
  5. If the system still does not operate, call Climate Zone at 978-912-7677.

Contemplating an air conditioner replacement can be a big and important decision, but sometimes it can even be unnecessary if you can go through these steps and get to the root of the problem without needing full replacement. The team at Climate Zone in Haverhill is here to help and answer any questions you may have through the process. Give us a call at 978-912-7677 or schedule an appointment with us online – we’ll get your air conditioner system up and running again in no time.