Troubleshoot Before You Call For HVAC Service

Today, most homeowners enjoy the comfort and convenience of a reliable HVAC system. Whether you are trying to keep your home cool during the hottest days of summer or winter temperatures have you looking for some much needed heat, your HVAC system plays a vital role in the comfort of your family. Unfortunately, when you discover that your HVAC system is not keeping up, it can make many homeowners panic. Let’s face it, few people want to face the discomfort of a home that is either too hot or too cold. Fortunately, before you call for professional HVAC service, there are some simple things you can check. Many times, problems with your heating and cooling equipment can be fixed with a little troubleshooting.

•One of the first things you will need to determine is whether or not your HVAC system is even running. When you turn it on, does it do anything? Perhaps your heating and cooling system is not getting power. Check to see if the unit is plugged in and if there is electricity flowing to the unit. The system could have been inadvertently unplugged or turned off.

•If there is no power to the unit and it is plugged in, there could be a problem at the breaker box. A bad fuse or tripped circuit could be the culprit and is often an easy fix that most homeowners can handle themselves.

•Check the thermostat – if your HVAC system has power, but is not providing the heat or cooling you need, check your thermostat. Sometimes the thermostat has been set too high or too low to trigger your HVAC system.

•In addition to making sure your thermostat is set to your desired temperature, it is also important to ensure that it is set for heat or air conditioning. If you simply have the fan running, chances are your home will never reach your desired temperature.

•Some problems can be the result of an air flow problem that can easily be remedied. When did you last change your HVAC filter? If your filter is dirty or clogged, your system might ice up, causing poor performance. A clean filter can offer the very best performance of your heating and cooling equipment, while also ensuring you get optimal energy efficiency.

There are many things that can go wrong with your heating or cooling system, but following some simple troubleshooting procedures can often help you discover the problem and eliminate the need for a professional HVAC service call. However, if these troubleshooting steps do not resolve your problem, be sure to call the experts at McMaster Heating & Air Conditioning. We offer professional HVAC service by trained technicians who know how to get the job done right.