An HVAC unit keeps the temperature in your home relatively comfortable. Without it, the house can be unbearable, especially on a very cold or hot day. For that reason, whenever you or another person starts noticing cooling, heating or other air problems, it's easy to panic. Try these troubleshooting suggestions so you know whether you can resolve a particular issue or whether your system need repairs that only a skilled professional can do.
1. Get New Battery When Air Isn't Flowing
Forgetting about the battery which powers up the thermostat is common. Your first move whenever the HVAC system doesn't seem to "kick in" is to take out the thermostat's battery and replace it with a new one. Sometimes the problem is solved with that solitary action.
2. Open Thermostat Cover if Nothing is Happening
If you're sure you're working with a good battery and nothing is happening, it's possible that something inside the thermostat is malfunctioning. While you might not be an expert with these machines, there are still some issues you can repair. Remove the thermostat's cover and look for loose screws or disconnected wiring. You may be able to tighten and attach components that are obviously out of place. If not, then you can contact a technician.
3. Check Blades When No Air Is Entering the House
Once you're sure everything is okay inside, it's time to look at your unit to fix anything that's amiss. A common situation is that twigs, long grass and leaves have blocked the fan blades in a way that makes the blades unable to turn. Removing those items is easy and should get the system in motion.
4. Insulate Area Around Thermostat if Temperature Seems Wrong
If the system is humming along but you never seem to get comfortable, it could be that the thermostat isn't sensing the temperature properly. Sometimes that happens because the back of the thermostat is getting a draft from the hole in the room's wall where the wires hook up to the unit. If you pull out or unscrew the thermostat and see a big hole in that wall, stick in some insulating material and apply duct tape to seal the area as best you can. You might then find that the thermostat is more accurate and the temperature is more to your liking.
These ideas could fix minor malfunctioning problem with the HVAC system and unit. If not, experienced technicians from a company like Total Comfort Heating & Air Condition can be asked to figure out the issue and resolve it.
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