Pre-HVAC Repair Checklist: How to Troubleshoot Before Calling the Pros
As a homeowner, it's important to take care of your HVAC system to ensure its longevity and efficiency. While regular maintenance and cleaning can help, there may come a time when you need to call in the professionals for repairs or even a replacement. However, before picking up the phone, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue yourself.
1. Check your thermostat: Make sure your thermostat is on and set to the correct temperature. A dead battery or incorrect settings could be causing your HVAC system to malfunction.
2. Change your air filter: A dirty air filter can cause your system to work harder than it needs to, resulting in poor performance and higher energy bills. Make sure to change your air filter every 1-3 months, depending on usage.
3. Inspect your ductwork: Check your ductwork for leaks, damage, or blockages. This can cause your system to work harder and decrease its lifespan.
4. Clean the exterior: Ensure that the exterior of your unit is clean and free of debris. Obstructions such as dirt, leaves, and other debris can impede proper airflow and cause your system to malfunction.
5. Check your circuit breaker: If your HVAC system isn't turning on, it could be a problem with your circuit breaker. Check your breaker box and reset the breaker if necessary.
6. Verify power source: Verify the power source of your HVAC system is properly connected, and no circuit breakers tripped or switched off.
By taking these steps, you may be able to identify and resolve the issue yourself, saving you time and money on unnecessary repair costs. If you're unable to fix the problem or if you're unsure about what you're doing, it's always best to call in a professional HVAC company for help.
At Cooling Cloud HVAC, we're always happy to answer any questions you may have about your HVAC system, and we offer professional repair and replacement services. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or for more information about our services.