What To Do If Your HVAC Unit Stops Working

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 7:43am / By Anonymous

What To Do If Your HVAC Unit Stops Working

Complex issues of your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system will always need the knowledge and trained and experienced hands of professionals. However, when you find that it stopped working, that does not always mean that the problem is something too complicated for the average person to handle. Sometimes a little snooping around and the simple double checking of things may actually suffice.

If comfortable, do these simple inspections before getting the assistance of a technician first to save you on money and time.

Air Filters

Air Filters are essential parts of the HVAC which keeps your living spaces secure from harmful contaminants, but these can also be detrimental to your equipment when these have passed its threshold to cater to particles.

When your air filters have trapped too much dust and debris, it becomes close to impossible to get air through it. These may result in your home not getting cold or warm enough as you were expecting it to be when you put in the temperature you desired. This can very easily be solved by replacing these with brand new ones, or cleaning them if they are permanent versions.

Supply of Electricity

It’s no secret that your units will need electricity to operate, and during the daytime, it can be so easy to place the blame on your HVAC when in fact there was no supply of power in the first place. When you find that the system is off, check your breakers first and see if it has tripped. You may turn it back on but if it shuts down again have technicians come over as soon as possible as this could be an indication of a deeper problem.

Supply of Gas

Aside from a supply of electricity, some models of furnaces will need gas. While this is known by most, there are some who are not aware of this. Usually, these are people who come from warm places and not used to the cold climate of the location they’ve transferred to they fail to contact the gas company to have a line connected to them.

Thermostat Batteries

One very easy thing to forget about are the batteries that power your thermostat. This may then stop working because of its depleted power source. This is why it’s important always to have a spare of these kept away so that you can replace the old ones right away. If you want to ensure that you don't run into an issue, you can always set a calendar reminder to replace all batteries and filters in your house. This could include water filters in your fridge and fire alarm batteries as well. 

How Command Services Can Help

Keep a calm mind when things aren’t working. It’s understandable that sometimes we may become easily frustrated due to issues of day to day life, and the addition of problems brought by your HVAC may have brought you to your boiling point but regardless do your best to keep a cool head. Remember that you have local experts can that help you with any problem, big or small. Call us at Command Services at 847-558-7780 whenever you’re having HVAC problems for professional servicing.