It never fails, the AC goes out on the hottest day of the year, or, the heat won’t come on that first time you need it. Either way, it’s frustrating. Before you call a Heating Company in Arlington Heights IL, do a little troubleshooting to see if you can spot a common and easily remedied problem. It could save you a service call, or make it easier to relate the problem to the service company. Here are a few things to look for if your HVAC system is on the blink.
First a Word About Safety
Troubleshooting is all well and good until someone gets hurt. Never attempt to perform any work or open any panels if you are not comfortable with the task, call a professional like the folks at Brex to assist you. Never use an open flame like a candle or lighter to check a pilot light. Follow all manufacturers instructions very carefully when attempting to relight a pilot light or perform any other task. Better safe than sorry.
Step 1: Check the power
If NOTHING happens when the thermostat is activated, no clicking or humming, turn the gas to the unit off (if applicable) and check the circuit breaker or fuse. A costly repair might be avoided with the simple flip of a breaker switch. If this turns out to be the case, replace the fuse or flip the breaker to the on position and relight the pilot light. Cycle the furnace and make sure the breaker or fuse stays on. If not, there is a power problem you will probably need a professional to address.
Step 2: Check the pilot light
If the pilot light is out, carefully read the instructions and attempt to relight it. If it fails to light, there may not be any gas getting to it. There can be a number of reasons for this, most of which you should not attempt to fix yourself. Turn the gas valve off and call a service tech.
If you have tried the above troubleshooting steps and either they haven’t given you an answer, or the answer is to get professional help, contact the experts at Brex-Arlington Inc. They stand ready and able to help you get the temperature in your home just right. You can get more information on this outstanding Heating Company in Arlington Heights IL from their website, Brexarlingtoninc.com.