Taking the time to go over the basics of your heating and cooling systems can help save you the hassle of an unneeded service call. Martens Plumbing & Heating is happy to share our favorite HVAC troubleshooting tips to help you do so. Read them over below, and if they don’t solve your problem, don’t worry–you can give us a call and we can come out and take a look in person.
Our Top HVAC Troubleshooting Tips
Check Your Power Sources
If you can’t seem to figure out why your heating or cooling system won’t turn on, first check the very obvious issues. Are the batteries in your thermostat working? If not, you won’t be able to turn your systems on. Check and replace them if needed. Next, be sure to check for a tripped breaker or a blown fuse. Flip the breaker and wait a few moments before you turn it back on.
These issues might sound silly, but they can prevent your heating and cooling systems from powering on.
Check Thermostat Settings
If your heating or cooling system isn’t running the way you’d like, it’s worth checking your thermostat settings to be sure they’re correct. They can be accidentally changed, especially if there are children in the home that like to play with the thermostat.
Set your thermostat at least three degrees above or below the current temperature in the room to get your heat or air conditioning to kick in. Your systems will not turn on if they are set to the same temperature in the room.
Check Air Filters
You should be changing your air filters regularly, but if you’re not, or can’t quite remember the last time you changed it, now’s the time to check. If the filters become extremely clogged, they can limit the circulation of cool and warm air throughout your home. Sometimes they get so dirty that they can force your system to shut down completely. Keep an extra supply of filters at home so that you can switch them out more frequently. Plus, replacing them will also help improve your indoor air quality, helping you breathe easier at home.
Check Outdoor Vents
Debris can build up in the vents outside of your home, which can prevent your system from running. Check outside vents and around your air conditioner for leaves, snow, or anything else that’s in the way and remove them. It helps ensure optimal heating and cooling performance.
Martens Can Help With Your HVAC Issues
No home comfort problem is too big or too small for Martens Plumbing. If these HVAC troubleshooting tips aren’t doing the trick, let us know. Sometimes a repair or replacement is unavoidable, but we make the process simple. Our Bryant® experts will come to your home and pinpoint the issue and a solution for you right away. Call us or contact us online.