Troubleshoot Heating-Air Conditioning Systems

AC Troubleshooting

Please read the tips below for emergency HVAC issues. It may prevent a service call or also help us diagnose your problem quicker. Trust the local choice for AC troubleshooting.

System: Air Conditioner

  • Symptom: Not Cooling
    • Check the settings on your thermostat. Make sure the temperature control selector is set below the current room temperature, and the system switch is also on the COOL or AUTO position. The fan switch should be set to ON for continuous airflow or AUTO if you want the blower to operate only while the air conditioner is operating.
    • Try to get the air conditioner to turn on by lowering the thermostat to its lowest temperature setting.
    • If the air flow out of your registers seems low, check the air filter. An extremely dirty air filter can also block air flow.
    • Make sure all registers are open and also not obstructed.
    • Check the power disconnect switch by each unit (outdoor and also indoor).
    • Check the fuse/breaker at the electrical panel for both the outdoor and indoor unit.

System: Heat Pump

  • Symptom: Not Heating
    • Check the settings on your thermostat. Make sure the temperature control selector is set above the current room temperature, and the system switch is also on the HEAT or AUTO position. The fan switch should be set to ON for continuous airflow or AUTO if you want the blower to operate only while the heat pump is operating.
    • Try to get the heat pump to turn on by raising the thermostat to its highest temperature setting.
    • If the air flow out of your registers seems low, check the air filter. An extremely dirty air filter can block air flow.
    • Make sure all registers are open and not obstructed.
    • Check the power disconnect switch by each unit (outdoor and indoor).
    • Check the fuse/breaker at the electrical panel for both the outdoor and indoor unit.

System: Gas Furnace

  • Symptom: Not Heating
    • Check the settings on your thermostat. Make sure the temperature control selector is set above the current room temperature, and the system switch is also on the HEAT or AUTO position. The fan switch should be set to ON for continuous airflow or AUTO if you want the blower to operate only while the heat pump is operating.
    • Try to get the furnace to turn on by raising the thermostat to its highest temperature setting.
    • If the air flow out of your registers seems low, check the air filter. An extremely dirty air filter can block air flow.
    • Make sure all registers are open and also not obstructed.
    • Check the power disconnect switch by the furnace.
    • Check the fuse/breaker at the electrical panel for the furnace.
    • Make sure the gas control valve to the furnace is open.
    • Check the pilot light. (Electronic ignitions will not have a pilot light).

AC Troubleshooting Pensacola, FL

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