Top 5 HVAC Troubleshooting Tips

Apr 8, 2021 | HVAC, Tips & Tricks

Whether it’s the heat and humidity of summer or the brisk cold of winter, Ohio weather can be extreme. And when it is extreme, HVAC issues can turn into major problems that threaten not only our comfort, but in some cases our safety and health.

If your home comfort equipment is giving you a hard time and you’re looking for help, you’re in the right place. We at Dayton Premier Heating & Cooling are always here to help!

Having said that, below our NATE-certified pros list 5 HVAC troubleshooting tips every Montgomery County, Ohio, area homeowner should know:

Check Thermostat 

If you’re experiencing HVAC problems, the thermostat is a good place to start checking. Sometimes, older or outdated devices can compromise home comfort levels. To figure out if this is the reason for your HVAC problem, adjust it to see if the HVAC system responds. If it doesn’t, your thermostat is probably the source of the problem. Additionally, you should also check the batteries or power source before taking the next step of calling a professional.

Checking Power Source

After the thermostat and its power source, make sure to check your HVAC system’s power source. Sometimes, this can be something as simple as a circuit breaker or a fuse that’s causing your HVAC breakdown. If so, the solution to the problem is pretty simple and won’t cost a lot, if anything.

Check Your System’s Air Filters 

Cleaning or replacing your HVAC systems’ air filters frequently is essential. Air filters should be checked often and replaced regularly and consistently. This relatively inexpensive habit permits your home comfort equipment to run far more efficiently with proper airflow, and prevents a lot of other problems, including full system failure. If it needs changed, simply locate the filter on your unit and swap it out for a new one.

Check Air Vents, Clear Off

Check all your air vents and registers to see if any of them are blocked or clogged or obstructed by anything in any sort of way. If there is something covering or blocking any of them, remove it and make sure your HVAC system has proper airflow. This will improve the efficiency of your HVAC equipment.

Check Outdoor Equipment

If your HVAC systems are giving you problems, make sure to check your outdoor equipment. Make sure it’s clean and clear of all debris like shrubs, weeds, leaves, yard waste, and snow. Doing this often helps prevent small issues from turning into much larger and much more expensive problems down the road.

We’re always available to help! 

If these troubleshooting tips don’t get your system back in order, or if you have questions or need help with an HVAC problem, call Dayton Premier Heating & Cooling today at (937) 412-2899