Top 5 HVAC Troubleshooting Tips

Mar 19, 2021 | HVAC

Central Ohio weather can be extreme. We need our comfort machines! 

However, when we experience a problem with an HVAC system, it can seem like the worst!

If this is happening in your home and your home comfort equipment is giving you a hard time, you’re in the right place. We at Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating are always here to help!

Before giving us a call, we present our Top 5 HVAC Troubleshooting Tips every homeowner should know:

Checking Power Source

If your home heating or cooling unit isn’t working, make sure to check your unit’s power source. Sometimes, the problem can be something as simple as a fuse or circuit breaker that’s causing your HVAC breakdown. If so, the solution is easy and won’t cost a lot. If not, keep moving down the list.

Check Thermostat 

At times, the thermostat itself can cause problems that compromise home comfort levels. To figure out if this is the reason for your HVAC problem, adjust the thermometer and see if the HVAC system responds to the change. If it doesn’t, your thermostat is probably the source of the problem. Additionally, you should also check the batteries before taking the next step of calling a professional.

Check Air Filters 

Checking and replacing your HVAC systems’ air filters is essential. It should be done regularly and consistently. This relatively inexpensive practice allows your home comfort equipment to run more efficiently with proper airflow, and prevents a lot of other problems, including full system failure. If it needs changed, simply locate the filter on your unit and swap it out for a new one.

Check Air Vents, Clear Off

Check all your air vents and registers to see if any of them are blocked or clogged or obstructed by anything in any sort of way. If there is something covering or blocking any of them, remove it and make sure your HVAC system has proper airflow. This will improve the efficiency of your HVAC equipment.

Check Outdoor Equipment

If your home comfort system is giving you problems, make sure to check your outdoor equipment. Make sure it’s clean and clear of all debris like shrubs, leaves, weeds, yard waste, and snow. This is one of our essential HVAC troubleshooting tips, as it can often prevent small issues turning into much larger and much more expensive problems.

Give us a call any time, day or night! 

If you have questions or need help with an HVAC problem, call Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating today at 614-810-0075, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!