Your HVAC system is a complex compilation of heating, cooling, and ventilation components that work together to make your home comfortable. If one of the components of the system breaks, it can make your equipment function less efficiently or not at all. Keeping your system in good working order helps your family feel more comfortable while also decreasing energy costs. Even if your HVAC system breaks, many common problems are easy to troubleshoot on your own. A few common HVAC problems are:

A Dirty Filter

Your filters need to be changed monthly but many homeowners lose track of time and forget. A dirty filter can clog and cause your HVAC unit to quit working properly. This increases strain on your equipment and can cause it to break down. If you notice your air conditioner is not working correctly and you cannot remember when you last changed your filters, a clean filter is a good place to start to see if you can get it up and running properly.

A Tripped Breaker

If your air conditioner is completely unresponsive, the culprit may be a tripped breaker. Go to your breaker box and flip the switch connected to your HVAC unit back to the “on” position. This should cause the unit to begin working again. However, it is important to note that most breakers won’t trip without reason. If it happens frequently, you may need to call a trusted HVAC contractor, such as Gulfshore Air, since this could be indicative of a serious problem.

A Broken Thermostat

The thermostat is the brains of your HVAC system and if it breaks, your whole system will stop working. Check your thermostat for any loose wires since these are an indication that it is broken. You can also try resetting your thermostat by turning it off for several seconds and then back on. You might also need to replace the batteries in your thermostat. If this does not fix the problem, call Gulfshore Air to schedule a service appointment.

Regular Maintenance

In addition to these three troubleshooting tips, regular maintenance will keep your HVAC system in top shape. Call our office today or visit our website to sign up for a Proactive Performance Maintenance Plan to make sure your air conditioner is running at peak performance before this summer.

Contact Gulfshore Air

Gulfshore Air has been serving the heating and cooling needs of Niceville and the surrounding area for more than 20 years. We are fully licensed and insured and offer award-winning service each day. Contact us today for more information either by email, info@gulfshoreair.com, or call us at 850-897-6540.

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