Have central air conditioning that isn't working right? If so, it helps to troubleshoot the problem by asking yourself these questions.
Is Air Coming Out Of the Ductwork?
If you don't have any air that is coming out of your ductwork, this is likely due to the blower motor not functioning properly. Check to see if it is receiving power, since electricity is necessary for the blower fan to spin. If there are no tripped fuses and everything seems normal, it could be a blower fan motor that is broken.
You rely on your home's heating system to keep you nice and cozy. If you are like most residential homeowners, you will keep your heat system turned up so you feel good and warm in spite of the cold. However, if you are facing a drastic loss of income due to a layoff, illness, or something else related to COVID-19, you know you need to cut your home heating costs going forward as much as possible.
Air conditioner repair work is a problem that will eventually come up with every unit. Some issues are simple, and you may even be able to handle them yourself. Others might require professional attention, and it's a good idea to know when that's the case. In these four situations, you may want to get in touch with a pro.
Nearly Constant Cycling
You may notice that the system is constantly running in cycles, even in weather that isn't especially hot or humid.
If a hard block of ice encases your heat pump, you want to thaw it out fast. Heat pumps extract or absorb warmth from the environment and distribute it into your home. If your heat pump malfunctions, the appliance will freeze up with ice. Here's what you can do about your ice-encased heat pump.
Give Your Heat Pump Time to Thaw
Most heat pumps function well during the winter months. However, a pump can malfunction if it experiences a problem with the condenser or if the defrost mechanism fails to kick on and thaw out the ice.
Heating your home should not be a complicated thing. Turn on the heat, set the thermostat to a temperature you find cozy (or at least tolerable), and then wait for the house to warm up. However, if you find that your house seems a lot colder in the evening than it does during the day, you might be wondering if you need a heating repair technician. Here is what might be going on with the seeming dip in ambient temperature in your home at night.