When you are in need of HVAC repair St. George Utah, Alpine Temperature Control is here to get your system up and running ASAP. Years of use can make your system run less efficiently, which means it will use more energy to keep your home comfortable. And that means more energy costs. But, there are a few things you can do on your own to prevent those issues from happening.
Here are some tips for you to maintain and troubleshoot and do your own HVAC repair St. George Utah. Before getting started, make sure that the power is off. Do this by removing the fuses or tripping the breaker.
Are you using a heater that uses gas or propane? If so, it will have a pilot light or electronic igniter. If it isn’t lit, you can try shutting off the gas-reset valve. Wait for about five minutes and then turn it back on. You can also verify that your system is getting the gas it needs. Replacing the igniter or lighting the pilot light may be necessary.
If you set your thermostat to your desired temperature and the heater does not come on — now what? Check to make sure your circuit breaker hasn’t tripped or working incorrectly. Turn it off and back on to confirm. You may just need to replace the batteries in your thermostat.
The cold air return in your heating system contains filters. A dirty filter will hinder the airflow through your system. Dirty air can clog up the coils in your air conditioning unit. They need to be cleaned and replaced every few months. The more you use your system, the more often they will need to be replaced. If it has been a while, take a look and make sure your filters are in good shape. Replace them if necessary.
Clean The Coils
Some dirt is eventually going to get into the coils of your air conditioning unit no matter how clean you keep the filter. When this happens, it decreases airflow and acts like insulation to the coils which minimizes their heat transfer. It is recommended to clean the coils at least one time each year. You can help to cut down on the dirt by keeping the area around the condenser coil clear and clean. The coil fins on your unit are fragile and can be bent and misshapen easily. This will also prevent airflow — making your coils less efficient.
What Else You Should Know
- If your breaker repeatedly trips, or fuses continually blow when the furnace is on — then the problem is probably electrical. In this case, call Alpine Temperature Control.
- It may be that all you need to get your heating system going is hitting a reset button. You might need to do this a few times. Wait about 30 minutes in between resets.
- Make sure the door to your furnace is completely closed and latched.
- Some furnace models have fuses. Make sure that these are not blown.
- If your heating unit looks like it is working but there is no heat coming out of the vents in your home, your blower unit may be broken or off.
- Make sure your furnace and the area around it is clean. Getting dirt or debris in your system can cause problems.
- If you are going to have a long period of time without using your air conditioner, any outdoor components should be covered. This will prevent dirt and debris from accumulating.
These simple maintenance tasks are an effective way to keep your HVAC repair St. George Utah needs to a minimum. Be sure to exercise caution while doing any maintenance on units that use electricity and gas.
If these tips aren’t solving the issue, or your need more assistance — contact Alpine Temperature Control. Our proper maintenance of your HVAC repair St. George Utah will save you money in the long run. We service, repair, maintain, remodel and install all major makes and models of HVAC equipment in the St. George area.