Heating and Air Conditioning Repairs and Maintenance Troubleshooting

If you experience any trouble with your heating or cooling system, you may always call us for help and service. But here are a few simple solutions you can attempt before calling us out to your home for a service visit.

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Maintenance Troubleshooting

Check Fuses First to Make Sure That the Problem Is Not With the Electricity

Most often, the first place an HVAC technician is going to check is the electrical panel on your home to make sure the breakers didn’t flip off, and ensure that your fuses are not blown. This is an easy check that you can do yourself, and with older energy-hog units, this can happen often.

Check Your Filters to Make Sure They are Clean, Not Clogged, and Clear of Debris

This is actually a common problem. Often times HVAC technicians will get calls from customers saying that their unit is pushing warm or cold air, but simply isn’t as effective as it used to be. This is a common sign of having a clogged air filter. When the air filter is clogged, the system has to work extra hard to push air through it, which can cause stress on the unit and possible breakages.

Check Your Thermostat Carefully to Make Sure it is On and In the Correct Settings

This seems like a “no-brainer,” but we are creatures of habit and when small things are changed unexpectedly, we humans can panic and overlook the obvious. Check your thermostat and controls to make sure someone else did not turn off the system, or even change the settings.

Have Water Leaking from Somewhere Around Your HVAC System? Check Your Drain Lines

Most of the time when there is water leaking from or around your HVAC system it means one of two things: either you froze-up you’re A/C unit by turning it down to a much lower setting than it could handle; or your drain lines are clogged and the drain pan is collecting a backflow of water that eventually spills out.

Have an Outdoor HVAC Unit? Your Condenser Coils May Be Dirty

This is especially true in areas that see a lot of blowing dust and debris from winds. For outside units, cleaning the condenser coil is actually quite simple. Just make sure that the unit is turned “off.” And simply spray the condenser coils with a garden hose. Note, do not use a pressure washer or high pressure hose, as that can damage the condenser coil.

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