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4 Tips to Troubleshoot Your HVAC Like a Pro

Checking Fuses

If your heating and air conditioning system doesn't work, you'll quickly find out and look for ways of troubleshooting the problem. Here are a few of the more effective troubleshooting tips you can try:

1. Look for Air leaks

If your HVAC unit isn't heating or cooling as it should, there could be a leak in either your ductwork or a wall opening of your home, such as a door or window. If it's your door or window, plug up the air leak with weather-stripping. If it's your ductwork, some metal foil duct tape may stop the leak, depending on the nature of the opening you're trying to cover up.

2. Clean the Air Filters

This is one of the first things you should do if your air flow isn't what it should be. You should clean or replace the air filters in not only your HVAC's air handler, but your air return vents as well. Too much dust and dirt in the air filters will create a severe bottle neck and restrict the heated or cooled air from reaching their destinations.

3. Thermostat Needs Recalibrating

Thermostats are essentially glorified thermometers, but sometimes their ability to read the indoor temperature gets a bit skewed. You might think you're setting your thermostat to a particular temperature, but it could really be a few degrees off.

4. Check Fuses

Depending on your HVAC unit, you should be able to check and replace any burnt fuses yourself. If necessary, consult the user manual of your HVAC system. Also, check your fuse box or circuit breaker to see if anything tripped or burnt out at that location. Sometimes a nonfunctioning HVAC unit is simply the result of a tripped circuit breaker.

To learn more ways for troubleshooting your heater or air conditioner, don't delay in contacting Jerry's Air Conditioning and Heating.

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