When your HVAC system is not working properly, its energy efficiency decreases. Having an energy-efficient system saves money on heating and cooling costs; however, it also improves the comfort of your home. When your HVAC system is not operating correctly, it can be frustrating trying to figure out what is wrong.
Below are four of the common things that can be wrong with your HVAC unit and how to diagnose the problem. If you are not comfortable working on your heating and cooling system, call our Staunton, IL HVAC technicians for help. We can diagnose the issues, perform repairs, and get your HVAC system back to optimal energy efficiency quickly.
Some Rooms Are Warmer or Cooler
There could be several reasons why your system is not evenly distributing heat or air in your home. Check and replace the filters in the unit and make sure all vents are open fully throughout your home. If you have any drafts around windows or doors, seal the drafts. Leaks in ductwork can also be a cause for hot or cold spots in your home. Also, use blinds and shades to help adjust the temperature in rooms that receive direct sunlight.
Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping
It is common for a circuit breaker to trip during peak usage hours because of an electrical overload. However, if you reset the breaker and it trips again, you may have a serious issue with your HVAC system. Electric issues are not something that we recommend you work on yourself. Working with electricity can be dangerous; therefore, call our heating and cooling experts for help.
Low Air Flow
Low airflow can cause your HVAC system to run more than necessary and cause uneven heating and cooling in your home. Check the filters in your furnace and air conditioner for dust, pet hair, dirt, and pollen. Change or clean filters, check all vents in your home to make sure they are open, and make sure the dampers are open. If none of these steps corrects the issue, call our office for expert advice.
Outdoor Unit Will Not Turn On
If your heat pump or air conditioner will not turn on, there could be a simple solution to the problem. Potential issues could include the thermostat is not set correctly, there is a blown fuse, the outdoor reset button has been tripped, the circuit breaker tripped, or the emergency switch is off. If none of these issues correct the problem, you need an HVAC professional to assess the issue and perform the required HVAC repairs.
Do You Need Help with an HVAC Problem?
Many issues can cause problems in your heating and cooling system. Our Staunton, IL HVAC technicians will diagnose the problem and repair your unit to help increase HVAC system efficiency.
Contact Agers Heating, Cooling & Electric for more information.