As an HVAC homeowner, you should know that the regular service of your HVAC unit is necessary. It helps maintain and extend the duration of your system. However, when your system is experiencing its worst days, try not to panic.

Here are a few tips that a homeowner can use to effectively make his/her HVAC work and help troubleshoot problems when they arise.

Power Failure

When your AC power unit isn’t turning on, check the power cables for any loose wires or disconnections. Look at the built-in circuit breaker to confirm it’s not a blown fuse or tripped; if it is a trip-off, fix it. Confirm that the cable is not damaged; this occurs when the wires are chewed by in-house rodents.

If it’s none of these, the wall may be the problem. To solve this, unplug the AC power cable, and plug in another voltage device in the same port. If nothing changes, the port may be the problem, and if it’s not, then it’s within your AC.



Air Supply

As a homeowner, you should know the thermostat is mostly the problem of your HVAC system. Even the distribution of air in the room is necessary. Confirm the fan is turned on at the thermostat; check the filter for any obstruction such as dirt, leaks, or mold growth; if there is dirt or mold, replace or clean the filters. If your unit is outdoors, ensure you check at least once a week for debris trapped near the air intake. To prevent your HVAC unit’s constant troubleshooting, ensure you follow a maintenance date to know when to install a new filter.


Please turn on the thermostat to heat mode, and set it about 5 degrees above room temperature. Hold on for a minute before you check for heat at an open register. When there is no heat, off the thermostat, and ensure that the panel door is completely closed. A switch in the panel door enables the system to run when it’s well-connected.

Dirt and debris

Another important thing that you should look into is the HVAC system component, from the filter to the electric panel. Every other thing in between to be free of debris, things like dirty air filters will pump dust and allergens into your home, reducing the air quality and flow and potentially clogging the system.


Most of the HVAC connection and drain lines have the potential to develop leaks; this leak can force your HVAC unit to run harder than it actually should, which could lead you to replace some of the components in your HVAC. It would help if you kept an eye up for leaks from your refrigerant lines; you should also look out for leaks from the AC condensate line and heat exchanger.


The instant you combine wiring with moisture, you have the potential for corrosion. This corrosion can happen to any wire or terminal or terminal related to your HVAC unit, and this will cause your system to turn off or on its own. Like the leaks, but in this situation, it will cause your HVAC to work harder, resulting in a complete breakdown of the system over time.


The most important thing is for you to pay more attention to your system and make sure that you are learning and taking note of the system faults and how you can gradually control and fix them over time. You must understand these things so that you can learn some tips and save yourself some funds and then learn how to maintain your unit while you leave the necessary things to your maintenance company.