– Check your circuit breakers, the furnace normally uses a single 15 amp breaker while the AC condenser uses a double pole breaker ranging from 30 amps to 60 amps. Sometimes these breakers may not appear to be tripped. It’s always a good idea turn to breaker fully off and then back before calling a licensed hvac contractor.
– Sometimes your equipment can go into a lockout mode due to some of the issues mentioned in this FAQ. By simply turning the breaker off for 30 seconds and then back on, will reset the system and get you back up and running.
– Check your air filters to ensure that they are not dirty or plugged. Dirty air filters are the number one cause of system failure. Replace the filter and reset the breakers prior to calling a technician.
– Make sure you keep your outside air conditioning coils clean. You can clean the coils by using a hose and running water through them to remove dirt and debris. Dirty coils cause high operating pressures which in return contribute to high electric bills, poor performance or even worse, system failure. We provide professional coil cleaning services on our routine maintenance visits.
– Replace the batteries in your thermostat. Sometimes the battery power is low causing the system to malfunction. A simple change of batteries could save you a service call fee.
AIR FLOW ISSUES
– If your ducting is in the floor of your home, make certain that furniture is not obstructing the vents. Low air flow due to blocked or closed vents can cause your system to over heat or to ice up in cooling mode. Do not close more than one or two ceiling registers. A common misconception is that by closing air vents you can increase air flow to other rooms. This is in fact not true and will only harm your system. If you are having air flow issues, call a professional to determine the cause.
GAS / PROPANE TURNED OFF
– Make certain that your propane tank is not empty. There is a gauge on the tank that will show the propane levels. Be sure that your gas is not shut off by the gas company.