HVAC Troubleshooting Tips

February 10, 2020

If your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump is not working properly, it is important to diagnose and resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Doing so can prevent damage to the component as well as higher heating and cooling bills. Let’s take a look at a few common HVAC problems and identify what can be done to solve them.

You’re Experiencing Inconsistent Air Flow

A clogged air filter or clogged vent could be the reason why your furnace is blowing cold air or your air conditioner is blowing warm or lukewarm air. It could also be the reason why your home takes longer to reach your desired indoor temperature. A professional from Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning in Seattle, WA, may be able to inspect a furnace, duct or vent to ensure that it is in good condition. If it isn’t, one of our technicians will be able to repair or replace that component.

The Furnace or Air Conditioner Won’t Stop Running

If your furnace or air conditioner won’t stop running, try adjusting the temperature on the thermostat. It is possible that you’re trying to keep the house too hot or too cold, and your HVAC system may need to run constantly to meet your expectations. It is also possible that the thermostat setting needs to be changed. For example, it may be set to warm instead of cool, which would result in a unit blowing hot air when you really want cold air.

An HVAC Component Won’t Fully Cycle

A clogged air filter or faulty connection could cause a furnace to turn off before it has completed a full cycle. An air conditioner may not cycle if there is a coolant leak or if there is an issue with the thermostat. Checking your home’s circuit breaker could help to fix issues caused by poor electrical connections.

Call A Professional

If you need help maintaining a compressor unit, heat pump or other HVAC components, give Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning a call today. We can also replace fuses or inspect other aspects of your home’s electrical grid. We are proud to be an A+ rated BBB member and a 13-year Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner. Call us today to see how we can help you.

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