Disclaimer: we strongly suggest you always call a professional in case you ever run into trouble with your heating or cooling devices. Whether you call Chapman or the manufacturer, you should always get a professional’s opinion before picking apart pieces of your furnace or air conditioner. That being said, there are a few things you can do to prevent problems from happening in the first place.

Clean the Filter

Whether it’s your furnace or your air conditioner you need to be changing or cleaning the filter every one to three months. Make sure you check with the manufacturer to verify when you should be changing the filter. Dirty filters will reduce t he efficiency of your machine, making it work harder which causes stress on your system. The more stress you put on your system, the earlier it will need to be replaced.

Check the Thermostat

The thermostat controls and programs when heat or cool air is supposed to be produced. If your thermostat isn’t working properly it probably isn’t sending the message to your furnace. Try changing the batteries to eliminate the problem. If your thermostat is still malfunctioning, call Chapman or the manufacturer for more information about the appropriate next steps to take.

Blown Fuses

The purpose of a fuse is to protect the unit’s motor or compressor from overheating. Most fuses are found in the evaporator coil. When the motor in your system starts to go bad, the breaker is one of the first things you should look at. We recommend investing in a surge protector. If trouble persists, get a technician out to your home to take a look. It always helps to have a professional survey the damage in case there is a bigger problem.

These are just a few common HVAC issues that you can prevent with no technical training. Now, if your machine shuts down or a part fails, don’t go to Google and search how to repair it. Leave that up to the trained technicians. Save yourself time and money and call Chapman Heating and Air Conditioning, or visit our website today!

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