If your Greensboro, North Carolina HVAC system is acting up, finding out the cause is vital to maintaining the comfort of your home as well as the longevity of your system. The good news is, there are a few troubleshooting tips you can try to solve some basic problems or at least determine when you should call for repairs.

Your Unit Stops Running

While a stopped unit could indicate a major concern, it can also be a simple fix. First, check your thermostat to make sure it is working and the batteries are good. Next, check the breaker to see if a fuse has been tripped. If this still doesn’t solve the problem, check both indoor and outdoor units to see if they are getting power.

Air Flow Seems Limited

Throughout the year, the airflow from your vents should remain fairly consistent. If you notice a decrease in the flow of air coming out of your vents, or a warm air coming out when you are cooling and vice versa, there could be a problem in your unit.

The first thing to check, and the most likely culprit, is a dirty filter. Once you have replaced the filter, check the flow again and if it is not improved, you should check for dirt and debris on your evaporator coils. If neither of these fixes works, it could be a problem with your refrigerant which will need to be addressed by an HVAC specialist.

Indoor Air Quality Has Become Poor

If your allergies are acting up, or the overall quality of the air in your home seems to have become worse, you could have problems with your air filter or ductwork. Start by changing your air filter then carefully examine the areas around your vents. If there is dirt or black spots around the edges, it is best to call an HVAC specialist to schedule a ductwork cleaning.

If you have a problem or concern with your HVAC system, contact the specialists at Air Treatment today at 336-790-3206 today.

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