Your HVAC system is a complex arrangement of heating, cooling, and ventilation components that work together to make your home comfortable. If one of the components of the system breaks, it can make your equipment function less efficiently or not at all. Keeping your system in good working order helps your family feel more comfortable while also decreasing energy costs. Even if your HVAC system breaks, many common problems are easy to troubleshoot on your own. A few common HVAC problems are:
A dirty filter.
Your filters need to be changed monthly but many homeowners lose track of time and forget. A dirty filter can clog and cause your HVAC unit to quit working properly. This increases strain on your equipment and can cause it to break down. If you notice your air conditioner is not working correctly and you cannot remember when you last changed your filters, a clean filter is a good place to start to see if you can get it up and running properly.
A breaker is tripped.
If your air conditioner is completely unresponsive, the culprit may be a tripped breaker. Go to your breaker box and flip the switch connected to your HVAC unit back to the “on” position. This should cause the unit to begin working again. However, it is important to note that most breakers don’t trip for no reason. If it happens frequently, it is time to call us at Evans Mechanical, as this could be indicative of a serious problem.
A broken thermostat.
The thermostat is the brains of your HVAC system and if it breaks, your whole system will stop working. Check your thermostat for any loose wires as these are an indication that it is broken. You can also try resetting your thermostat by turning it off for several seconds and then back on. If this does not fix the problem, call us for responsive service.
In addition to these three troubleshooting tips, regular maintenance will keep your HVAC system in top shape. Call our office today to sign up for a seasonal maintenance plan to make sure your air conditioner or heater is running at peak performance at all times.