With warm summer temperatures and cool winter temperatures in many parts of Australia, heating and cooling systems are important household features. But just like any electrical appliance, they can break down and stop working. Knowing exactly what to do in this situation can help you find a quick solution and minimise stress.
Check The Performance Of Other Appliances In Your Home
If the problem is isolated to your heating or cooling system, then the problem most likely lies within the unit. But sometimes a larger issue could be at play. For example, faulty electrical wiring could be causing the system to function abnormally. Similarly, fluctuating electricity could be turning the system off and on, which affects the heating or cooling process. The best way to test for a larger electrical problem is to test other appliances in your home to see how well they function. If they give you trouble too, then you may need to get your electrical wiring checked.
Turn On The Unit To Look For A Possible Component Failure
If you think your heating or cooling system isn't working properly or that it is making funny noises, turn on the unit to see if you can identify the source of the problem. For instance, a rattling sound during operation could mean that an internal component has become loose. If the noise is strong, it could be because of a failing compressor. Keep track of the problem, especially in a particular area, so you can let the HVAC professional know when they arrive. This will help to pinpoint and fix the issue much faster.
Turn Off The Main Connection And Call The HVAC Technician
If you want to make sure no further damage is caused to your HVAC system, it's best to turn off the main connection to it and wait for the technician to arrive. This helps to ensure that no further damage is caused in case the problem is faulty wiring or something to do with your electrical system. An HVAC technician may be best equipped to let you know whether your system needs any repair once he or she inspects it. In some cases, repair may be enough, but in others you may need to replace parts or the whole system, depending on the problem.
A failing heating or cooling system can be stressful during peak summers or winters. Follow these steps to help you identify a fix as quickly as possible.