Not sure if you need HVAC repairs? Try our checklist!

The timing is never great and it’s critical to your family’s comfort.  Here are a few tips on what you may want to consider yourself before calling for heating and air conditioning repair services.

We’re always happy to take your call, but checking on these 5 important points might keep you from needing a visit:

  1. Check your air filter. If it hasn’t been replaced in a while, or especially if it looks dirty, swap out the old filter for a new one and allow your system to run for a few hours. If nothing improves, go ahead and give us a call.
  2. Check circuit breakers and switches. This might seem like a no-brainer, but some time power switches and breakers can be turned off by accident. If breakers were recently turned off for some other maintenance, perhaps HVAC breakers were flipped by accident. However, keep in mind that a tripped HVAC breaker might be an indication of a larger problem.
  3. Check vents, grills, and air registers for blockages. Furniture that has been moved in front of an air register can create problems for the HVAC system. Make sure nothing is blocking vents or grills, and that sufficient flow is possible.
  4. Make sure there is fuel in the tank. This applies to oil and propane heating systems in the winter time, but make sure the lack of heat isn’t due to not having fuel in the tanks. If the tanks have been run dry, first call the the oil or propane supplier, but know that you may need to give us a call to bleed the lines due to issues from running the tank dry.
  5. Make sure the thermostat is set properly. The main control system for any HVAC unit is the thermostat. If your HVAC isn’t turning on, consider checking your thermostat for dead batteries. Some people don’t realize this simple trick and end up making an unnecessary service call.
If after going through this check list the HVAC issue still persists or hasn’t been diagnosed, please give us a call to schedule service. We are available for emergency HVAC repair service, but if you have the time and the situation permits, using this checklist before making the service call could end up saving you time and money.
Virginia Beach, Chesapeake & Norfolk, VA