Sometimes what’s wrong with your air conditioning and heating system really doesn’t require the service of an expert repair person. Here are some common troubleshooting tips to go over before you call for a repair.
Check circuit breakers at fuse box. The outdoor condenser unit and indoor air handler unit have their own breaker. Even if breakers appear to be in the correct position, they are often tripped. Flip circuit breaker off and back on.
If the unit is leaking water one of three possible things has occurred
Make sure your thermostat is set to the “Auto” position.
In the warmer room, make sure the vent is open or open it further. If this does not resolve the problem, the situation is the result of one of the following three conditions.
Call for Service.
A temperature reading of within three (3) degrees up or down is considered normal. New digital thermostats are more accurate.
Call for service and schedule an extensive 21-point Breathe Green Tune-Up
A/C filters should be kept clean or replaced monthly.You should be using filters with a minimum MERV rating of 8 or higher. Please visit our section on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
As dirt, debris, pollen and spores accumulates on your coil over time it will grow fungus, mold and bacteria. This build-up will restrict your air flow and cause you to have less cooling throughout your house and, at the same time, increase your electric bill. The bacteria and mold spores will circulate through your entire home and possibly affect your allergies and your health.The only way to fix this problem is to have the coil professionally cleaned.
Most programmable thermostats are capable of four different time and temperature settings. A programmable thermostat will reduce your power bill by fluctuating temperature settings while you are at work, away or asleep.We highly recommend this product.
All A/C units should be maintained at least once per year.
Check the circuit breakers at fuse box. Please note that when using your heat for the first time in cool weather, you may smell a slight burning odor. Dust has accumulated over the months and is burning off the heating coils. This is normal and should last no more than 30 minutes.
Make sure the heating temperature is set above the room temperature. Check to make sure the thermostat is set to “Heat” and “Auto” position. Flip your circuit breaker off and back on. Some units can take 60 to 90 seconds before the heat cycle turns on. If you’ve allowed ample time and still no heat, turn your thermostat to the “OFF” position and call for service.
Make sure the temperature is set above the room temperature. As air circulates through the system, repeatedly, it will get warmer. If you have had your heat on for over 3 hours and it’s still not getting warm you need to call for service.
Make sure the thermostat is set to the “Auto” position. If the actual temperature is above the temperature set, call for service. If the actual temperature is below the temperature set, the heat will continue to run until it reaches the temperature for which it is set. If you find it hasn’t shut off after reaching the requested temperature, call for service.