5 HVAC Troubleshooting Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Mar 19, 2021 | HVAC, Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

When faced with HVAC trouble, it can be hard for homeowners to know how to locate the problem. It may seem like your heating and cooling system is too complicated to understand, however, there are five things you can check to determine whether the problem requires professional help or not. While ANY electrical work should be handled by a licensed professional, we at Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air put together 5 troubleshooting tips that could save you from having to call a professional.

  1. Check Your Breaker and Thermostat

Many HVAC issues can easily be solved by simply changing the batteries in your thermostat or checking for malfunctioning switches in your breaker.

  1. Replace Filter

Air filters are an essential component of your heating and cooling system, and they should be replaced at least once a month. If your filter is unusually dirty (or you can’t see the filter material underneath all the dirt and dust) then consider replacing it early and looking for any changes in the quality of your air. 

  1. Check for Blockages 

Another common cause of HVAC malfunction is vent and air duct blockage. You can easily eliminate this problem by cleaning your vents with a vacuum cleaner and checking your air ducts for unusual kinks or tears. 

  1. Give Your Outdoor Unit Some Attention 

Because it’s outside, it can be easy to forget about your outdoor HVAC unit. It is especially important in states like Ohio to keep your unit clean because of dramatic changes in weather. Any leaves, sticks, shrubs, or snow should be kept away from the unit, so aim for a two foot radius. 

  1. Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils 

Just like the air filter, you should make sure that the evaporator and condenser coils are clean. 

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about your HVAC system or would like to schedule a maintenance visit, you can call Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air today at 937-502-3842, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!