When your indoor temperature changes dramatically, there could be something wrong with your equipment. Before calling a technician, there are some basic steps you can take to resolve the problem. These simple tasks could save you from requesting an emergency service call.

Replace the Filter

A dirty filter reduces airflow through the system. This can shut down the heater or air conditioner and cause a whole host of issues inside the equipment. If you don’t replace your filter monthly, problems can build and eventually prevent the system from proper operation.

Verify Power to the System

If the system doesn’t turn on at all, then the problem could be a tripped breaker. Check your home’s electrical box for a tripped switch to the temperature system. Flipping the breaker to the correct position may fix the problem temporarily, but not permanently. For a trusted long-term repair, seek the assistance of a licensed technician. Tripped breakers can be caused by unseen issues that are potential fire hazards.

Summit Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical has NATE-certified technicians who inspect equipment for homeowners in the Denver Metro area. We service furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, and more.

Reset the Thermostat

Your thermostat should be correctly set for the season. When someone turns the thermostat to an inappropriate setting, the air blowing into the room can be too cold or too hot. Set the thermostat to the right temperature and allow the system to cycle through the new setting a few times.

Inspect the Vents

Blocked vents can prevent airflow into the home. Clothing, newspapers, drapes, and other items can cover the vents and stop the system from working. Furniture placed in front of a wall vent can also cause problems. Make a habit of checking areas of your home where it’s easy for vents to be obstructed.

Summit Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical has served local property owners since 1998. You can rely on us for maintenance, repairs, and complete system installations. Call us today to schedule an appointment for your Denver property. We’re happy to help with any of your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs.