The family’s home for the holidays. You’ve got a nice meal ready to serve. It’s the most inopportune time for the heater to quit. Want to avoid a heater malfunction and emergency HVAC repair over the Christmas break? A professional inspection now can keep your HVAC system operating at peak performance and catch any problems that could cause a major problem down the road.
Avoid Furnace and HVAC Repair with Seasonal Maintenance
A Bay Area heating and air installation technician provides seasonal maintenance that ensures your HVAC system is working correctly. We recommend that you have regular maintenance twice a year. First, in the spring when you get ready to turn the AC back on. Then, again in the fall, before you need the heater. The fall maintenance check makes sure your furnace is working at peak efficiency, saving you money on your heating bills. We can check the thermostat to make sure it’s calibrated right. Our technicians make sure the ductwork is insulated and not leaking. We look at the ignition system and the motor. If something is wearing out, replacing it before it breaks down saves you time and the inconvenience. We can also check the carbon monoxide emissions and make sure your monitor is working right. In some cases, regular professional maintenance ensures that your warranty won’t be voided if something does break down.
HVAC Repairs – Troubleshooting Furnace Issues
If your heater stops working, before you call your local HVAC repair in the Bay Area, check a few things.
- Make sure the HVAC system has power. Check the circuit breaker.
- See if the thermostat needs new batteries and that it is set to the right settings.
- Turn the thermostat up about 3 to 5 degrees and see if it turns on. Check the register to see if you feel heat coming from the vent. Alternatively, turn the system on AC and turn it down to see if it switches on.
- Check the air registers to make sure they’re open. Also check to make sure the fan is on.
Unfortunately, if these simple fixes don’t work, you’ll probably need to call a professional. Element Home Solutions offers Bay Area furnace repair, even over the holidays.