As a self-reliant person, you probably pride yourself with being able to handle most of the home repairs for any problems that arise. All home repair projects aren’t the same. Some are a bit more complicated and require a fair amount of expertise to fix. Your home’s HVAC unit falls into this category. That is not to say that there aren’t a few things that can be done to diagnose an issue before it rises to the level of needing an HVAC specialist. Here are a few things to check if you are having HVAC issues.
If you don’t feel any air coming out of the vents, then it’s not necessarily a sign of a problem. One of the first things that you will want to check for is a tripped breaker. Flipping the breaker to the off position and then back on resets it. If this didn’t solve the problem, then another possibility could be a bad blower motor. This would require a blower motor removal tool to inspect, so it’s a job left to the professionals.
If you find that your unit is running constantly, without fail, then you may want to check the settings on your thermostat. A constantly running HVAC unit is destined for premature failure. Setting the temps too high or too low can cause this.
Inspect The Drain Pan
The drain pain of your HVAC system is designed to prevent moisture overflow. If you are noticing that the pain is overflowing, then this could be a sign that there is a blockage which could lead to severe problems. At this point, it’s time to call the repairman.
When it comes to HVAC system and home repair, it’s better to not dabble and seek out qualified professionals. Where your home repair inclinations best serve you is in being knowledgeable of the signs that indicate that there is an actual problem with your unit.