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Is There Anything I Can Check Prior to Calling for Service?

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When it comes to troubleshooting, you want to rule out the obvious stuff first. There’s nothing worse than calling for help, only to find out the problem was something you could have easily fixed yourself.

We understand, and we certainly don't want you to waste hard earned dollars on a service call you might not need. To help you along, we've compiled a few helpful tips and tricks you can do on your own before you pick up the phone.

Common Issues to Diagnose and Fix

First, you need to find out where the problem resides. Start by checking electric connections and the circuit breaker. Try flipping the breaker off, then back on (flip the main switch in the event you have fuses). Also, check your thermostat has power; some are battery operated and can kill the system when they're out of juice.

Next, try adjusting the temp. For heat, you'll want to turn it up about five degrees; for AC, you'll want to turn it down. Wait for a minute or so, and then check your registers.

If it’s still not working, head out for a visual inspection. You’ll want to look at all of the following:

  • Furnaces: Check door panel is firmly closed. If it is, reset by opening the panel and turning off the gas or pushing the reset button. Wait five minutes or so, then turn it back on.
  • Air conditioner: Check for water pooling below the unit. If so, it could be dirty condenser coils. Let it sit for three hours, clean the coils, then restart it.

Still Having Trouble?

If you’ve already investigated on your own (or just prefer to let the pros deal with all the hassle), go ahead and get in touch with Jerry’s Air Conditioning & Heating and leave the troubleshooting to us!

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