When the air conditioner is blowing out warm air or the furnace isn’t turning on, how do you know when it is time to call a repair service technician? The following do-it-yourself heating and air conditioning troubleshooting tips can help you make a sound decision.
- Troubleshoot the Problem. Home equipment may stop working for a variety of reasons, and often the solution can be very simple. First, consult the owner’s manual for the troubleshooting section. If you don’t have the owner’s manual, check the manufacturer’s website or try a website like consumerreports.com for a list of manufacturer’s contact information.
- Follow the Recommendations. If the appliance issue matches the troubleshooting guide, and you are comfortable with the task, follow the recommendations provided.
- Call a Service Professional. If the recommendation did not correct the issue, or if the task is beyond your comfort level, call a service professional to make the heating or air conditioning repair. A new HVAC system may cost thousands of dollars, so spending around $100 on a service call for a proper diagnosis and accurate estimate may make economic sense.