Warm weather is coming and for Lilburn residents, that means flipping the switch on the AC system. That first day of warm weather is often the first time the system doesn’t work. Or maybe you’ve had a feeling something wasn’t right all winter when the furnace made strange noises. Before you dial the number for your HVAC service technician, try these tips to troubleshoot your system. You might just save yourself a little money!
One of the first things all homeowners should check when troubleshooting their HVAC system is the filter. If the filter is dirty the unit won’t work efficiently. Why? The filter’s job is to circulate air so that your home cools down and warms up faster. Air can’t get through a dirty filter. This is one of the easiest and most cost-effective tasks you can do yourself.
It sounds a bit silly to some people, but a common cause of HVAC problems is the thermostat. People often assume the thermostat is set to cool when really, it’s on the heat setting. Another thermostat issue is the temperature setting. If you’re not familiar with adjusting your thermostat settings, you can always read through the manual. If you have a newer digital thermostat, you can program it for different temperatures when you wake up, go to bed, and leave the house. If those settings are off, the system won’t work properly. If you ensure the settings are correct and the system still doesn’t work, you could have a faulty thermostat. At that point, do a search for "HVAC company near me in Lilburn, GA." This will help you figure out your next steps.
It’s interesting to see the items that people will lean up against the supply vents inside their home. The supply vent delivers warm and cool air into your rooms. If it’s blocked, nothing can get through. Be sure to move any clutter that’s obstructing vents. Also, since cooling season is right around the corner, take a look at your outside AC unit. Clear away old leaves and yard debris that accumulated over the winter. You might be surprised at the difference clearing things away from your system makes.
Does your HVAC unit work great in some rooms and not so great in others? It might not be a mechanical issue. Instead, you could have a sealing issue. Sealing issues let cool air (or warm air in winter) leak out of your home. If you can pinpoint which room isn’t getting adequate air flow, you can probably seal it off. If this tip doesn’t work, it’s definitely something that your local AC repair service in Lilburn, GA, can take care of in no time.
These are just a few tips to help you troubleshoot your HVAC system on your own. If you’ve tried the ones that make sense and still can’t get things to work, don’t hesitate to call Triad Mechanical. We’re happy to come out and inspect your system!
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