Heating and Cooling Repair
Higher quality Heating and cooling systems are usually trouble-free and easy to maintain. Efficient operation is a function of good regular maintenance. No matter what brand you have, there are several things you can do to keep your heating and cooling system in top condition. We will help you and give you some pointers on servicing and troubleshoot your furnace, regardless of the type.
When a heating or cooling system malfunctions, any one of its three components -- heat/cold source, distribution system, or thermostat -- may be causing the problem. If the furnace or air conditioner doesn't run, the malfunction is probably at the source. The furnace or air conditioner may have lost power. Fuel may not be reaching the unit. If the fuel is gas or oil, it may not be igniting. If the furnace or air conditioner turns on but the warm or cool air isn't reaching the rooms of your home, the problem is likely to be the blower or distribution system. And a faulty control, or thermostat, could keep the system from turning on or could cause it to turn on and off repeatedly. Whatever the problem, start with the simplest procedures. In most cases, all it takes is patience and common sense.
Before you start work on a heating or cooling system, take these preliminary steps:
1: Turn power off to the unit either via the switch or disconnect closest to the unit or at the breaker. Let the unit sit for 30 seconds and turn it back on. cycling power can reset control boards and thermostats that may have malfunctioned. the system should still be checked out by a technician, just to be sure the problem doesn’t return.
2. Check the thermostat is set to either heat/cooling depending on mode of operation needed. Make sure fresh batteries are installed if the thermostat requires them. and set the temperature up or down 5 degrees below current temperature.
If these recommendations don’t work, here are some common homeowner fixes for problems:
A: Check venting pipes for blockages (snow, animals, leaves or debris)
B: Make sure power switches are on to the equipment.
C: Check to make sure air filter is clean.
D: See if gas supply is operating. Check other gas appliances in the home are operating normally. (i.e. stove, oven, water heater, clothes drier)
E: If all fails to get your equipment operating, call 414-207-4328 for advice.