Staying cool during the hot summer months of the year is something that many of us take for granted. What’s better than enjoying the long summer days, bright sunshine, and summer fun? Until we turn on our thermostats on and… nothing happens. If this happens to you, rest assured that the professional technicians at Climate Solutions Heating & Air Conditioning can get your system up and running, and get you back to enjoying the warmer weather.
We specialize in AC repair and replacement and have the expertise to guide you to the best decision for your home. But before calling us, there are a few things you can check yourself:
- Check for a clogged filter: a clogged filter can cause problems with your HVAC system. It diminishes your airflow, it can cause your system to freeze up – which could lead to water damage or flooding and can cause undue stress to the mechanical parts in your system (including the compressor and the blower motor). Keeping your filter clean is the most important thing you can do to extend the life of your system.
- Check the batteries in your thermostat: some HVAC systems, like air conditioners that match up with a furnace, may not send direct power to your thermostat. This means that they are completely battery-operated. If your thermostat display has disappeared, the batteries may need to be changed.
- Look for signs of damaged wires: if the low voltage wires that connect your system are frayed or bare, it can cause a fuse or transformer to blow, or cause your system to operate incorrectly. Many times this damage occurs after weed-eating around the outdoor unit or may be from pests chewing wires. While there are several ways a wire can become damaged, it almost always ends with problems for you. If you do find the damaged wire, do no attempt to repair yourself. We strongly recommend contacting us for service.
While there are a few things you can check for yourself and save a call to the professionals, some problems simply need a trained eye to find and fix. Our staff of clean and timely techs can solve your comfort problem for a price you agree to and ensure your satisfaction through the summer.
AC repair may be the quickest solution, but sometimes the cost of investing in older, less efficient equipment doesn’t make sense. The part that needed repair may be new or operating properly, but the other components still have the wear and tear of extended use. It may be time to look at replacing your current AC system with a new, warrantied, more efficient system. When looking at replacing your system, there a few things to take note of before purchasing.