Despite regular maintenance and upkeep and regardless of how much you take care of your HVAC system, it can still experience issues that overtime that may easily lead to bigger and costly problems if not resolved immediately. Remember that its parts wear out in time and that dust and debris can accumulate in the vents, even if you clean them regularly.
To help you prevent bigger problems with your heating and air conditioning systems, experts suggest learning some troubleshooting skills. This will allow you to immediately resolve issues before they develop into more severe problems. This is especially helpful for those instances when your heating and cooling contractor can’t get to your aid immediately.
HVAC system failed to turn on
There are several reasons why your heating and cooling system could fail to turn on. The primary reason would be a tripped circuit breaker. Check if circuit breaker is tripped. This might be because your air cooling and heating system may be trying to use more electricity than what your home can handle.
Another reason could be the outlet where your system is plugged is not receiving sufficient electricity. Your outlet might be old and might have lost contact with your system’s plug. If so, all you have to do is replace your outlet with a new one.
You might want to check your system’s power cord as well. Find out if there are frays or damage on the cord, as this could prevent the cord from effectively transferring power from the plug to your system. Replace your power cord if necessary.
If none of these things are the reason why your system failed to switch on properly, it might be due to a damaged or worn out capacitor inside your system. Should this be the case, you will need to contact your contractor at once.
Corroded gas valves
One of the common problems with gas heat pumps are corroded gas valves. These valves supply the gas to your burner that produces the warm air for your house. They can corrode over time; thereby, preventing the smooth flow of gas and efficient production of warm air by your entire system.
Should this be the case, all you have to do is replace the corroded valves with new ones. If you smelled gas while checking your heat pump and burner, switch off the entire system and call your contractor at once.
Clogged evaporator coil
Your system’s evaporator coils contribute greatly in the cooling ability of your entire HVAC system. If it is clogged – which is primarily due to clogged or dirty filters – your heating and cooling system may not be able to produce cold air as efficiently as before. What you should do is to clean your filters if they are washable or replace them if they are disposable. Run the fan on your air conditioner for a several minutes to allow it time to blow out the clog and built up debris in the evaporator coils.
If the problem still persists, there might be a leak in the system, in which case, you will have to call in your contractor at once. Keep in mind that there are heating and cooling problems that cannot be solved by simple and basic troubleshooting. Thus, it is important that you call your contractor every time you experience issues and problems with your system. They can either guide or assist you over the phone to help resolve the problem, especially if they cannot arrive on your house on time.
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