You’re relaxing in the middle of a cold winter day when something just doesn’t feel right all of a sudden. You begin to feel the shivers. You don’t anymore hear the constant murmurs from your HVAC system. Indeed, malfunctions can happen at any time, even when you keep the heating and cooling system well-maintained. But, with a little troubleshooting, you can identify the source of the problem in such instances.
Birdwell Heating and Cooling, your local HVAC service provider, shares some tips on troubleshooting your equipment to ensure a steady indoor temperature this winter.
Issue #1 – The System Suddenly Stopped
An HVAC system may shut down unexpectedly. Turn to your thermostat and do some checking. It is possible that the batteries have been drained. If so, replace them right away. When the problem isn’t the batteries, see to it that the thermostat is on the right setting. Also, check if the circuit breaker tripped. If so, switch it to “off” and then “on” again.
Issue #2 – The Air Coming From the Vent Is Humid
This problem may be due to excess dust on the air filters, so be sure to clean or replace them as needed. You can do this every month. Otherwise, the system’s ductwork might need cleaning and maintenance. However, a replacement may be necessary when it has been a recurring issue due to the system’s age. Reach out to one of our cooling and heating repair pros for assistance on this.
Issue #3 – The Air Is Too Warm
Check your thermostat to see if it is configured correctly. During winter, it must be in “heat” mode. Also, inspect the surrounding area of your HVAC equipment for any leaves or debris. Call us when the problem still occurs so we can check for leaks in the ductwork and perform the necessary repairs.
When troubleshooting doesn’t fix any of these issues, contact the certified HVAC technicians of Birdwell Heating and Cooling. You can be sure your system gets back up and running for your comfort this winter.