Learning a little bit about Carlsbad HVAC before you reach out to a professional is going to help you avoid feeling like you are swimming with sharks when they start to explain the problem to you. A well informed homeowner is a homeowner that will pay less for both HVAC products and services. While it is true that most HVAC companies such as Stillman Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Carlsbad discourage homeowners from doing HVAC work on their own, there are some things you can do or check without a professional. Naturally, there are going to be problems that are complicated and require the help of a professional; however, there will be just as many that are so simple you could handle them on your own.
As tempting as it might be, you should avoid rushing right to the phone and calling a Carlsbad HVAC company as soon as you realize you have a heating and cooling system malfunction. There is a very real chance that the problem is simple enough that you could fix it on your own. This is because there may not even really be a problem at all. For example, how would you feel finding out that you have to foot a bill for several hundred dollars for a professional who came out just to flip the switch on the breaker that you blew? Had you taken a few minutes to check the breaker on your own, you would have a few extra hundred dollars sitting in your pocket right now.
It is also not uncommon for the thermostat to be the reason why your HVAC system is not working properly. There can actually be a lot of different problems associated with the thermostat. The first thing you want to check is the thermostat’s batteries. If the batteries are dead the thermostat is not going to work which means your HVAC system is not going to work either. The HVAC system has no idea what temperature it should be if the thermostat is not working. It is also possible that someone changed the settings on your thermostat. It could have gotten shut off, switched to fan mode, or the temperature could have been adjusted. You want to make sure the thermostat could not be causing the problem before you hire a professional to take a look.