Easy Tips To Decide If Your HVAC System Needs Repair

Posted on: Jul 14, 2016

HVAC

Throughout the year you rely on your HVAC system to keep you comfortable. However, even if you take proper care of the system, you may find it runs into problems from time to time. You need to know when it is necessary to bring in our professional services and when the issue is slight enough you can take care of it. Here are a few common troubleshooting tips for your different HVAC equipment.

The Furnace

Having problems with the furnace? First, switch the thermostat over to heat, then push it up five degrees over room temperature. Wait 30 seconds, then check your register for heat. If no heat comes out turn off the thermostat and check the panel doors on the furnace. Make sure this is open. If it is open, reset the furnace by opening the furnace door, then turn the gas off and the reset button. Wait the listed amount of time on the furnace and restart it. If the furnace still doesn’t work it’s time to give us a call.

The AC

Like the furnace, set your thermostat to “cool” and push it five degrees below room temperature. Check an open register 30 seconds after for cool air. If no cool air you want to reset the AC’s circuit breaker connectionIf the AC ran for a minute before shutting off check the AC for water under the unit. If there is water it means the coils are likely dirty. If the AC still doesn’t work, is shutting off or other problems exist, give us a call and we’ll be able to completely diagnose the issue and move on from there.

The Vents

You need to have proper ventilation inside of the home. First, check the air filter and replace if it is dirty (in Oklahoma you need to change out the filter ever six weeks or so). Set the fan to “On” to keep it running. Check several vents around the house to make sure you have continual air flow. If not, one of the vents is either closed or you have another issue inside of the home vents. This is something we can correct, so just call us at any time.

Whether you’re having problems with your heater, AC, have questions about your HVAC system or are looking to upgrade, give us a call. We are happy to help and answer all questions you might have.

 

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