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Oct 6 2020

3 Steps to Troubleshooting an HVAC Problem 

HVAC problems can be a huge headache and stressor. Whether your water heater stops working, your air conditioner isn’t blowing out cool air, or something else entirely, an HVAC issue is the last thing that you want to deal with. Fortunately, fixing an HVAC issue may be easier than you think. At the first sign of trouble, here are three simple steps to take to troubleshoot the problem and find a solution–

1. Read Your Manual

Before you even think about calling a professional (with the exception of emergency HVAC problems, such as a flooding water heater), you should grab your appliance manual and give it a read. Chances are, whatever issue you’re facing will be described within your manual. At the very least, your manual may provide guidance on the various parts that could potentially be in disrepair, as well as what to do. Your manual should also provide instructions on how to turn off the appliance if necessary.

2. Hop on the Internet

One of the best tricks for troubleshooting an HVAC issue is to hop on the internet for support. Typing something in like, “Pilot light out on furnace,” will likely return a wealth of information about how to fix the problem yourself. Taking a few minutes to troubleshoot at home for simple problems can save you time and money. Of course, for more serious issues, you shouldn’t hesitate to call a professional.

3. Call an HVAC Professional

If steps one and two above–reading your manual and using the internet to navigate the problem–aren’t effective in providing you with a solution, or if your HVAC issue is something that is too serious or complex for you to attempt to remedy on your own, you should call an HVAC professional. An HVAC professional will conduct an assessment of the issue, give you a recommendation, and then proceed with any repairs or fixes once they get the go-ahead from you.

Call Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning Today

We often get calls from customers throughout Illinois and Indiana who have minor HVAC problems that need to be fixed. If you can describe the issue to us, we may be able to guide you over the phone in correcting the issue yourself. If not, we’re happy to send a technician to your property for repairs.

To learn more about our HVAC company and how we can help you when you have an HVAC issue, please feel free to reach out to us today with any questions online or by phone. We look forward to working with you.

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