What to Do if Your HVAC System Breaks Down This Season

Having your HVAC system break down any time of the year is a major inconvenience. From summer to winter in North Texas, you depend on your HVAC system to keep you comfortable. If your HVAC system breaks down, follow these steps below to get your system up and running again. Continue reading this blog post from Kelly Propane and Fuel to learn more.

Steps to Take if Your HVAC System Breaks Down

Below are just a few tips for what you should do when your HVAC system breaks down over this winter season. Before you call in your local HVAC technician professional, try these tips.

How to Troubleshoot Your HVAC System in North Texas

Make Sure Circuit Break Hasn’t Been Tripped

  • Double-check that your HVAC system has power and that the circuit breaker hasn’t been tripped. If your heating system has been tripped, reset the breaker. Circuit breakers often trip for safety-related reasons. If you’ve reset the breaker and the issue persists, contact an electrician for assistance.

Double Check That the Thermostat Is Working

  • Make sure the thermostat is set to a temperature higher than the temperature outside and has power and fresh batteries.

Did You Run Out of Propane Fuel?

  • Check your fuel tank. If you heat with propane and schedule deliveries on an as-needed basis, check the gauge on your fuel storage tank to make sure it’s not empty. Factors such as having more people in your household than usual, a long cold spell, or an increase in the use of certain appliances (like your water heater or a gas fireplace) can cause you to go through your fuel supply more quickly than usual. Completely running out of fuel can pose a safety risk to your home and family. If your tank is empty, call Kelly Propane immediately for a fill-up.

Does Your Heating Unit Have Power?

  • Confirm that all system and emergency switches are on. Check the power switch on the side of the heating unit as well as the emergency switch located either on a wall near your heating unit or at the top of your basement stairs. If the switches are on, and your heat is still not working, press the RESET button on your system only one time.

Follow these few simple tasks to get your heat back on. But, if what you’re dealing with isn’t so simple, call your local HVAC technician for assistance. If it’s time for a fuel refill because your tank is empty, be sure to give Kelly Propane a call! We are always here to help when you need a delivery.