Your HVAC system needs to work perfectly, but sometimes it doesn’t work as it should, you can solve your minor issues by yourself instead of worrying about calling a technician. Here are some tips on how you can resolve your slight problems on your own.

1. Check the Air Filters

Clean your air filters

If you ever feel like your AC is not working well, the first thing you should do is check your air filters. Clogged, dirty, and old air filters can make the air coming out of your AC dirty or sticky. This will make your AC use a lot of energy and run up your utility bills. At this point, you need to clean your air filters but if it has been 90 days since you last changed your air filters you should now change your air filters. It will save money and solve many problems.

2. Clean Vents, Ducts, and Registers

Clean your HVAC from dust and dirt

If you notice that some parts of your home are not getting enough heating or cooling, you should check your vents that if they are covered by any of your furniture, toys, dirt, or dust. If it is so, clear your vents from any of these.

3. Inspect the Outside Unit

check your outside HVAC unit for debris

There is grass, leaves, and other debris outside, which may clog your HVAC outdoor unit which needs to be unclogged. So, when your system is not working well you can also check your outdoor unit and clean all the debris which are blocking your system. It will make your system work more efficiently.

4. Test Your Thermostat

check your thermostat for problems

If your system is not turning on or maybe turning on at the wrong time, you should check your thermostat. Check for the power, it will not work well if there is no power. Change your batteries which you can do on your own.

5. Check Breaker Box

check your breaker box for issues


Sometimes the system doesn’t work because of the tripped circuit breaker. Check if the breaker may be flipped due to the overload of power or maybe after a storm. Just simply flip it back to turn it on and your ac will start working again.


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