3 Quick Tips for HVAC Troubleshooting
Peak air conditioning season is upon us. No matter how expensive your HVAC system is or what your installer promises, a system of this magnitude has the potential to break down. There are several common issues that can arise with any HVAC system. Maybe your system isn’t cooling well. Possibly there is no airflow. Or is it not turning on at all? Here are some quick tips for HVAC troubleshooting that you can do before calling a professional.
- Verify you have power to your unit: It’s possible circuit was tripped or if you have fused, one has blown. Turn the circuit breaker off for about 10 seconds then turn back on. For a system with fuses, turn the main power off. Replace any blow or broken fuses. Check your thermostat to see if it has power. Make sure you check and replace batteries in your thermostat. If the thermostat isn’t working, your HVAC won’t work. Sometimes it’s as simple as replacing the battery.
- Check the thermostat setting: Be sure the thermostat is set properly. Are you set to “cool”? Is the temperature set correctly? If the answers are yes and you still aren’t cooling, try setting the thermostat 3-5 degrees below the room temperature. Wait 30 seconds and check an open register to see if cool air is coming out.
- Check for dirty coils or filters: Check for water near or below the unit. Check the coils to see if they need to be cleaned. Dirty condenser coils can cause your system to lose efficiency and increase utility bills. Evaporator coils can freeze necessitating an expensive repair. Having them cleaned regularly will lengthen the life of your HVAC system. Check your air filter. Some systems have permanent filters that require cleaning, others are disposable and need to be replaced regularly. If air filters are not changed or cleaned regularly, they become dirty and cause significant other issues including underperformance of your system and freezing of the condenser.
If you are still having issues after checking these common issues, it’s time to call in a professional. An office warranty from OfficeGuardian offers a fixed-cost, worry-free response team to business owners in the event that a major office system or appliance breaks due to normal wear and tear. When you know that your business has OfficeGuardian, you can have peace of mind that your property is being cared for properly. OfficeGuardian is the business owner’s advocate to ensure that their office systems are running as efficiently and effectively as possible.
An office warranty will also provide you with regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance so you don’t have to worry about finding the contractor or when to schedule the check-up. Having an office warranty already in place will save you from all of the hassle and money. OfficeGuardian’s office warranties make it easy. We have an already vetted network of high-quality, licensed, bonded, insured and BBB accredited Arizona contractors waiting to handle your maintenance.
Keep your HVAC system and all your office systems properly maintained to avoid the stress, cost and hassle of emergency repairs or replacements and keep your business running smoothly and comfortably.
OfficeGuardian Warranty Plans can provide a broad range of office system repair and preventive maintenance services, including your HVAC system, so you can run your business without being distracted by ANY facility maintenance issues.
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