There’s never a good time of the year to be stuck with an HVAC unit that stops working – but especially in summer here in south Texas. The comfortability and many benefits an AC provides are often taken for granted until they start having problems. The best way to know your system is functioning normally is to perform regular checkups and preventative maintenance. Use these tips as a guide when checking to see if your home’s HVAC system is working properly.
One of the first things you should check is your outdoor unit. If it’s working properly, you should be able to hear the unit working, feel the air blowing and see the fan turning when you look from above. If you can hear air blowing out of your vent but your house isn’t being cooled down, it might have to do with your air filter. Dirty air filters can prevent cool air from blowing out of your system and lead to unhealthy air circulating throughout your home. Replace your air filters every few months as routine preventative maintenance.
In some cases, HVAC systems quit working for reasons that have simple fixes. In the event your thermostat is blank, try changing the batteries. If your system doesn’t turn on, it might have lost connection with the thermostat and you’re probably in need of a professional AC tune-up. Tripped breakers can also cause your AC and heat to stop working. Breakers sometimes trip from too much electricity being pulled to power your unit. This isn’t always the case – but in any event that your breaker trips, your AC and heat won’t work until it’s fixed.
Scheduling a regular AC tune-up is the best way to ensure your system is doing its job correctly. Don’t get caught in an uncomfortable situation without a working HVAC during any time of the year! Contact us at Champion AC today with any questions you may have or to have your system inspected by one of our trained professionals. Our team is here to provide you with fast and friendly service for any and all tasks.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.