Heating Problems

Make sure thermostat is in the heating position and it is turned up above room temperature.

Make sure filter is clean.

Make sure on/off switch on the side of the furnace is in the on position. Also, check circuit breaker.

Make sure drain hose is unrestricted, if you have a +90% furnace.

Make sure the white outside vent pipes are unrestricted, if you have a +90% furnace.

Make sure the bottom cover of the furnace is on securely (blower access panel).

If the above fails to solve problem, call for service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooling Problems

Make sure the thermostat is in the cool position and it is turned down below the room temperature.

Make sure filter is clean.

Make sure on/off switch on the side of the furnace is in the on position. Also, check circuit breaker.

Make sure outside unit is running, if not, check circuit break for the air conditioner.

Make sure outside coil is clean (not restricted with dust, debris, or cotton wood), clean if necessary, make sure electricity is OFF before attempting to clean outside unit.

For water leaks, check the drain hose, and the drain fitting (the hose is attached to this fitting) for obstructions and restrictions.

If the above fails to solve problem, call for service.

Advise

Buy the most energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, energy costs are probably never going to go down.

Along with buying high efficiency equipment, insulating and sealing your home will save energy and money.

Buy from a well established contractor.

Always let the contractor know, what's important to you and what issues you would like to see resolved with the new equipment. Click here, MyList, to get a printable list, of things to consider when buying HVAC products.

If you want to know just about everything you can do, to make your home more energy efficient, you might want to contact a Home Performance consultant, (listed below), there is a fee for their services, but you may be eligible for some rewards($) through Wisconsin Focus on Energy, and many times the reward more than compensates for the fee.

 

  • North Star Energy 414-543-1099, Jim Maletta