HVAC Troubleshooter

What type of problem are you having?
What type of Air Conditioner Problem are you having?

This can be Caused by your Thermostat:

Solution:

  • Make sure your thermostat is turned On
  • Set 3 degrees below room temperature
  • Turn Cool, not fan or heat

If the thermostat screen is blank, then the battery is dead. Replace the battery.

Did that solve your problem?

Your Air Filter May be Dirty.

Check yours and change if visibly dirty

Did that solve your problem?
Is your outdoor unit running?

Your AC’s circuit breaker may have been tripped:

Here’s what to do:

  • Find your breaker box and look for the circuit labeled “air conditioner
  • Try flipping that circuit to “off” and then “on”
  • Give your air conditioner a couple minutes and see if it comes on now
Did that solve your problem?
Is there air coming out of your vents?
Is there Ice on your Outdoor Unit?
Is there air coming out of your vents?
Is there Ice on your Outdoor Unit?

Awesome!!

Glad we were able to help you solve your problem. We’ll be here if you need us again.

Sounds like you need expert care.

Please turn off your system and get professional help.

Schedule your repair appointment
What type of heating problem are you having?
What type of heater do you have?

This can be Caused by your Thermostat:

Solution:

  • Make sure your thermostat is turned On
  • Set 3 degrees below room temperature
  • Turn Cool, not fan or heat

If the thermostat screen is blank, then the battery is dead. Replace the battery.

Did that solve your problem?

This can be Caused by your Thermostat:

Solution:

  • Make sure your thermostat is turned On
  • Set 3 degrees below room temperature
  • Turn Cool, not fan or heat

If the thermostat screen is blank, then the battery is dead. Replace the battery.

Did that solve your problem?
What best describes your heating problem?

Make sure power is getting to the furnace

Try this:

  • Check your home’s electrical panel. Flip the furnace’s circuit to “off” and then “on” again.
  • Look for a switch (like a light switch) near your furnace and make sure it is set to “on”.
Did that solve your problem?
Is your outdoor unit running?
Is there ice on your outdoor unit?

Your heat pump’s circuit breaker may have been tripped.

Here’s what to do:

  • Find your breaker box and look for the circuit labeled “heat pump” or “air conditioner”.
  • Try flipping that circuit to “off” and then “on”.
  • Give your heat pump a couple minutes and see if it comes on now.

Note: If your heat pump is regularly tripping your circuit breaker, contact us immediately as there is a larger problem.

Did that solve your problem?
Is there ice on your outdoor unit?
Is the noise coming from the outside or inside unit?
What type of heater do you have?

Is there steam coming from the unit, as well?

Here’s what to do:

This is your heat pump’s normal defrost mode.

What type of smell?
Did you just turn your heater on for the first time this winter?

This is likely normal.

The smell should go away in a few minutes.

Contact us if the smell persists.

Turn off your furnace now!

There could be a dangerous gas leak in your home. Turn off your furnace immediately and contact a heating repair person.

You need your regular maintenance

This is usually caused by a dirty coil and/or lack of regular maintenance on your heater.

 

Big Valley Heating & Air Conditioning

HVAC issues like temperature fluctuation, airflow restriction, clogged filter, etc., are the problems during which you can be an HVAC troubleshooter and fix the problem using the DIY methods.

Other problems like leaking ducts, excessive electricity charges, unbearable HVAC noises, smell, etc., need a professional solution. Contact us today!

Five Tips For Troubleshooting Your HVAC Yourself

  • Inspect it: The first thing to do while troubleshooting the HVAC is an inspection. Try to find the root cause of the problem you are facing so that you can apply the solution. Inspect the condition of the air filter, condenser, fan blades, motor, air events, evaporator, etc.
  • Clean it: The growth of dirt, mold, bacteria and excessive dust inside the HVAC system clogs the filter, condenser, and blower fan. Thus, cleaning it can prevent this problem. Clean your system thoroughly using a detergent, vacuum, and water hose.
  • Replace it: It is essential to replace the air filter every four weeks or at least every 12 weeks. Do not keep the same air filter for more than this duration, which can lead to unexpected HVAC damage.
  • Reset it: Sometimes, you can solve many of your HVAC problems by simply resetting the thermostat and circuit breaker. To reset the system, turn off your system and flip the circuit breaker down to the OFF position.
  • Flip it again: Press the reset button on your thermostat for a while, set the required temperature, and turn your air conditioning or heating equipment ON.

Situations Where You Need A Professional HVAC Troubleshooter

  • When your system becomes too noisy
  • Your system produces awful odors
  • HVAC tripping the circuits frequently
  • Ductwork require cleaning

Big Valley Heating & Air Conditioning knows what service your HVAC system needs. You choose us for your HVAC troubleshooter, impressive service quality, cooperative and understanding spirit, caring attitude, satisfaction guarantee, and testimonials.

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