Having AC Issues?

Common Problems and Easy Solutions.

Check your air conditioner circuit breakers
Go to your home’s main electrical panel and check for circuit breakers that aren’t in the ON position. If your circuit breakers are clearly labeled, look specifically for one labeled “air conditioner” or “AC”.
If you can hear your central air conditioner running but it doesn’t cool well, this could be a result of something blocking airflow anywhere in your system — filters, registers or compressors. Low refrigerant levels could also be the culprit. Without the right refrigerant level, heat and humidity cannot efficiently be removed from the air.
If your air conditioner is on and set properly but is still not cooling your home to your standards, you may have a unit that is not sized appropriately for your home.
Usually, poor airflow results from a dirty air filter or ductwork that has become blocked, crimped, or even disconnected.
If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, either it was undercharged at installation or it leaks. If it leaks, simply adding refrigerant is not a solution. A trained technician should fix any leak, test the repair, and then charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant.

Having Furnace Issues?

Common Problems and Easy Solutions.

Check your thermostat to make sure it's ON!
It may sound silly, but check the thermostat to ensure it is set on "heat" and that it is set at least five degrees above room temperature. You might be surprised how many service calls are made without checking this!
Try resetting your home circuit breaker
Ensure that the air filter is clean and in good condition
Check your electric ignition or pilot control
A bad limit switch could cause the blower to run continuously, and as a result, it will significantly shorten the lifespan of the blower.
Having a technician replace the limit switch will quickly solve that problem.
Rumbling, squeaking and rattles aren’t normal. The sounds may indicate a mechanical problem, airflow reductions or a clogged burner.
If you suspect a gas leak, and the odor is strong, you should immediately leave your home and contact your gas utility company.
A gas leak will effect the efficient operation of your gas furnace. But more importantly, it can be a very serious health hazard to you and your family.

Still need help with your AC or Furnace?

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