HVAC Troubleshooting Tips

February 1, 2020

If your HVAC system isn’t blowing out air at the right temperature, there could be a simple reason. Before calling someone for repair service, you can perform a few checks yourself. These easy-to-follow tips can prevent breakdowns and keep things operational until professional help arrives.

Check Vents for Blocks

It’s easy for things to fall and cover vents and registers. Blankets, sweaters, and even toys can tumble from sofas and tables and drop to the floor. Furniture can also block registers and cause problems. When floor vents and wall registers are obstructed, the conditioned air gets blocked. Make a habit of checking vents before the day begins or when you’re ready to retire in the evening.

Check Your Thermostat Regularly

Battery-operated thermostats should be part of your quarterly home battery check. Old batteries can cause issues that act like system failures. It’s a simple fix you can take care of without the help of a service technician.

Adjusting the thermostat may be all that’s required. Verify that your thermostat is set for the correct season. Also, make sure it isn’t in the “fan only” or “off” position. Summit Heating & Cooling has certified NATE technicians to provide you with the right repairs and maintenance service in North Kansas City. We accept all major credit cards as payment.

Check and Replace Your Filter

Filters are designed to trap debris and dust from entering the equipment. Once the filter has become too clogged to do its job, it can actually begin to overheat the system. Replacing it regularly is the only way to handle this issue. Find out what type of filter is appropriate for your equipment and how often it should be replaced. A reminder on your phone or calendar can keep you up to date with the replacement schedule.

Call in the Professionals

If you need further assistance, let Summit Heating & Cooling be your local resource for timely home heating and cooling services in North Kansas City. We are proud to be a family-owned and -operated company, with Angie’s List and NATE certifications. We offer 24/7 emergency repair services and can assist you with all makes and models of HVACs. We also service water heaters and air ducts. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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