One of the unfortunate facts of the matter is that “Murphy’s Law” most certainly applies to the world of heating and cooling. When you develop issues, they tend to happen at the most inopportune time. When it comes to heating and cooling, time is always of the essence. You don’t want to spend a cold winter night without heat or a hot summer day without air conditioning. If you begin to experience problems with your existing system, there are a few key troubleshooting steps that you can take to help get to the root of the issue sooner rather than later.
Problem: Air Conditioner stops working
If you find that your air conditioning has shut off altogether, the first thing that you should do is head outside and make sure that the condensing unit is properly running. You should be able to hear the same humming noises that you can when the air conditioning is operating regularly. If it isn’t, don’t panic yet. Head back inside and check the circuit breakers that power the condensing unit. The equipment itself may not necessarily be damaged, but a circuit breaker may need to be replaced. If one has tripped and is in the “Off” position, turn it back to “On” to see if that corrects your problem.
Problem: No Heat from the Furnace
If you’re experiencing issues with your furnace, go to the unit itself and verify that the blower motor is running. If it isn’t, look at the control panel on the furnace and make sure that the “On” and “Off” switch is in the “On” position.
Finally, certain types of heating and cooling issues could be the direct result of a furnace filter that is in desperate need of a replacement. Find the model number of your furnace and purchase a filter that fits that exact unit. Filters can usually be installed in just a few minutes by following the directions on the packaging, which should fix your issue.
If you’re experiencing problems with your heating and cooling system and just can’t seem to fix the issue on your own, please don’t hesitate to contact the heating contractors at Sears Heating and Cooling today. We’ll go over every last inch of your equipment to help identify the problem, fix it as quickly as possible and get your system back up and running again before you know it.What HVAC Systems Do And Why They Are So Important » « Tips to Keep Heating Costs Down