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Four Things to Check Prior to Calling for Service
28 Dec
By: Climate Control

Maintenance agreements are helpful in that they prevent or reduce the chances of having problems with your HVAC system.

Maintenance agreements can help you save money by reducing the chances you’ll need to call your HVAC professional for service. But despite the best maintenance habits and preventative care, your HVAC may malfunction. The next time it does, try the following tips for a possible easy fix:

1. Check the Circuit Breakers

Circuit breakers are wonderful safety devices that prevent electrical fires and protect appliances from damage when there's a power surge. In certain situations, a circuit breaker may trip, stopping the flow of electricity to an appliance, such as an HVAC unit. If your HVAC doesn't turn on, check the circuit breaker attached to it to see if it's in the "off" position. If it is, turn it back on, then see if your HVAC unit also turns on. If it only comes on for a few moments before tripping the breaker again, do not reset the breaker, as there is a more serious problem with the HVAC unit.

2. Check the Vents

If you're suffering from reduced air flow or hot and cold spots in your building, make sure all the register vents are open and not blocked by anything, such as furniture. It sounds so simple, but it's amazing how often people complain of a room that doesn't cool or heat properly, and it turns the vent has something blocking it.

3. Check the Air Filter

If you have less than normal air flow, you could have a clogged air filter that needs cleaning or replacing. Once the air filter is clean, you’ll also enjoy the benefit of cleaner indoor air.

4. Check the Thermostat

If a thermostat is malfunctioning, it can result in an HVAC that doesn’t work properly or even turn on. So make sure your thermostat has fresh batteries and a calibrated thermal sensor before calling for professional help.

To help supplement the advantages provided by maintenance agreements, you can do a little proactive work yourself. If you’re still unable to fix your HVAC issues, then it’s time to contact our team at Climate Control.

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