HVAC Troubleshooting Tips

Your HVAC unit is an important system in your home. When it’s experiencing problems, it affects your comfort level. This is especially true on extremely hot or cold days. Before you call on one of our technicians at J Martin Indoor Air Quality, inspect your HVAC system. Here are 5 HVAC troubleshooting tips to try.

1. Inspect Your Air Filter

Clogged air filters can minimize your HVAC system’s performance. If you have pets or live near a construction area, filters can get dirty quickly. Replace the air filter if it’s clogged.

2. Check the Circuit Breaker

Circuit breakers are located in basements, garages or storage rooms. It isn’t uncommon for circuit breakers to trip. Causes include electrical system overloads, ground faults, and blown fuses. If the HVAC system’s circuit has tripped, turn it back on.

3. Inspect the Vents

Check the vents in each room to determine if there is a blockage. Inspect the outside HVAC unit. Leaves and dirt can block the fan. When this happens, it can prevent your HVAC system from working. As a rule of thumb, keep items at least two feet away from HVAC vents and outside units.

4. Check for Power Outages

Storms and bad weather can cause full or partial power outages. Since an HVAC system is powered by electricity, it won’t work. Contact your electric company to determine if there are electrical outages in your area. If you have a gas furnace, contact your gas service provider to determine if there are problems.

5. Check for Clipped Wires

Your outside unit is vulnerable to weather conditions and other external variables. Inspect your unit to determine if there are any clipped wires. When you’re trimming weeds around your outside system, be careful.

Call on the Pros

At J Martin Indoor Air Quality in Yorba Linda, CA, our technicians provide quality solutions to your heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality problems. Our services include maintenance, installation and repair. Call our friendly team to discuss your heating and cooling options today.

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