Heating & Cooling: DIY Troubleshooting Tips
When the air conditioner is blowing out warm air or the furnace isn’t turning on, how do you know when it is time to call a repair service technician? Here are some simple steps to help you identify common HVAC problems and determine the best fix.
- Follow the Manufacturer’s Recommendations. If the problem you’re experiencing matches one in the HVAC product’s troubleshooting guide, and you are comfortable with the task, follow the recommendations provided.
- Troubleshoot the Problem. Your furnace or air conditioner may stop working for a variety of reasons, and often the solution can be very simple. First, consult the troubleshooting section of the owner’s manual. If you don’t have the owner’s manual, check the manufacturer’s website or try a website like www.consumerreports.com for a list of manufacturer’s contact information.
- Call a Service Professional. If the problem persists or the task is beyond your comfort level, contact an HVAC professional to make the heating or air conditioning repair. A new HVAC system may cost thousands of dollars, so spending around $100 on a service call for a proper diagnosis and accurate estimate can help save you money in the long term.
For technical issues or for more information, contact a professional heating and air conditioning repair company, like BGE HOME. We can identify HVAC problems and get your system up and running again quickly.