You can’t beat living in the Sunshine State — as long as your HVAC system is in working order! If your HVAC system just doesn’t seem to be working the way it used to or isn’t working at all, here are a few tips to help you troubleshoot the issue:
Replace Your Filter
An easy first step to take in troubleshooting HVAC issues is to go ahead and change your air filter. You should change your filter about every three months to keep your HVAC equipment running well. And if it smells like something is burning or molding in your home or business— it’s definitely time to change your filter! Other signs your HVAC filter needs replacing are increased electricity bills, your HVAC unit getting too hot, or warm air coming into your home through your HVAC system. You can change your HVAC filter on your own just make sure you check your HVAC’s user manual to make sure you are purchasing the correct filter for your system.
Rule Out A Problem With Your Thermostat
If you’ve changed your air filter recently and your HVAC system is still acting erratically— it might not be your home’s HVAC system to blame! Sometimes the real culprit is your thermostat. Try changing the batteries (if your thermostat is programmable) and reconfiguring your thermostat settings. If that doesn’t work, but you still think your thermostat may be to blame, give one of our Cape Coral service technicians a call. Diagnosing a thermostat issue is generally a quick and easy process!
Check The Fan
Turn on your HVAC system and head outside to wherever your condenser unit is. First, pay attention to any noises you are hearing. For example, when your HVAC system turns on, do you hear a rattling noise? This could mean an issue with your AC’s fan motor. Next, take a look at the fan itself. Are the blades moving? If not, this is definitely an issue you want to get checked out! If you see or hear anything that seems off, give Gilman Heating and Cooling a call. Fixing issues with your HVAC system’s condenser unit and the fan is best left to the professionals!
Call A Service Technician in Southwest Florida
You’ve changed your filter, checked your thermostat, and ruled out any issues with your fan— now what? It’s time to call a local service technician! Gilman Cooling and Heating has been providing comprehensive HVAC services to Southwest, Florida for over 30 years. Rather than getting frustrated with HVAC issues, you can rest easy knowing our family-owned and operated business can provide you with solutions quickly. Give us a call today!