The best way to make sure all your heating and cooling problems are resolved is to call a professional heating and air conditioning service provider. However, booking an appointment with a specialist might not be easy during the peak seasons of summer and winter. Additionally, only a few of them offer emergency repairs in a pinch. That’s why you need to familiarize yourself with some basic DIY fixes that might get you out of a tight spot, or at least tide you over until the pros arrive.
While attempting a DIY repair job for serious HVAC issues is not a good idea, these basic troubleshooting tips shared by our skilled technicians at J & M Air Conditioning & Heating can be done on your own and will help determine whether you should contact the professionals.
Change the Filters
Your heating and air conditioning systems rely on filters to keep your circulating air dust- and dirt-free. Over time, these filters can get clogged up, reducing the amount of air that is able to get through them. If you’ve noticed a drop in the performance of your HVAC system, check the filters first and change them if they’re completely covered with contaminants.
Clean the Units
Leaves and other debris can get inside the coils of your outdoor unit and cause performance issues. Remove any foreign objects that you see on or around your unit, taking care when removing the protective cover to get inside the unit. Make sure to turn off the system before you clean the interior and replace the cover immediately after. Check your vents and registers as well and see if there are any obstructions inside them.
Replace Thermostat Batteries
Thermostat batteries which are low on power can lead to inaccurate temperature readings or the wrong signals being sent to your heating or air conditioning unit. Try putting in fresh ones and giving it a few minutes to recalibrate before checking to see if the issue has been resolved.
Call the Professionals for Reliable HVAC Services
At J & M, we’re your leading provider of heating and cooling solutions. Give us a call at (951) 663-4895 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Hemet and surrounding areas.