HVAC troubleshooting tips that can make a big difference

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The leader in air conditioning and heating services in the Tampa Bay area, Sun Air Services offers time and money-saving tips to follow before contacting an HVAC expert. Air conditioning professionals follow a troubleshooting process to correctly diagnose any problems with an HVAC system. The homeowner can easily and safely follow these tips before calling in the pros. Troubleshooting the HVAC system with the following Pro Tips from the professionals at Sun Air Services can save time and money in emergency HVAC repairs.

Pro Tip #1: Check the Thermostat.

The thermostat is often the source of the problem, not the system! It sounds too simple to be true, but it is.

  • Check the thermostat setting: It should be in the “on” position. The thermostat may have been bumped or may have reset after a power outage.
  • Check the thermostat batteries: If the power supply to the thermostat fails, the HVAC will be unable to function correctly.
  • Check the thermostat wiring: If the batteries check out, then the problem may be wiring related. Are they attached to the thermostat? Do they appear to be chewed through or damaged? The wires convey thermostat instructions to the unit. If the wires are damaged, the unit will not function properly.
  • Check to ensure all settings are where they should be and that the day and time is accurate.

Pro Tip #2: Change the Air Filter Frequently.

Clogged air filters keep the system from performing at its best. Particles of dirt, dust, dander, mold, and allergens can build up and clog the filter. Clogged air filters restrict the airflow, which reduces the effectiveness of the system to heat or cool a space. Changing the filter solves the problem. Monthly changing the filter will keep the air flowing and the system cooling or heating as needed.

Pro Tip #3: Clean the AC System.

When the intake fan box outside gets covered by dirt and debris, the system will be unable to function properly. Gunky central AC systems are at risk of overheating, especially in the heat of summer. Frequently clean the system by hosing off dirt and removing large sticks and twigs.

Pro Tip #4: Call in the Pros.

When these tips do not solve the problem, call in the best HVAC service company. Talk to friends, read reviews, then contact the company. Do they sound knowledgeable and ready to help?

At Sun Air Services, the aim is for the customer to have a positive experience no matter what kind of air conditioning or heating service is needed. The company is proud to be the leader in air conditioning repair, maintenance, installation, and replacement services in the Tampa Bay area.

Sun Air professionals receive annual training to stay current on all services and equipment. All services come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Because HVAC problems can happen at any time of the day or night, 24/7 emergency services are offered. Upfront pricing means peace of mind for the customer. Sun Air Services promises that the price quoted is the price the customer pays. Since technicians are always on-time, Sun Air customers are not inconvenienced by waiting for a late technician.

Sun Air Services provides both residential and commercial services all over Tampa Bay, including Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, Valrico, Plant City, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Thonotosassa, Seffner, Temple Terrace, Wesley Chapel, Lutz, Carrollwood, and Lithia areas. The company offers HVAC repair, maintenance, installation, and replacement services. Having served Florida residents and business owners for over thirty years, the team of professionals at Sun Air Services strives to continue the tradition of providing the best HVAC services available.