When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Call an HVAC Company

Calling an HVAC company in Chicago is probably not on the top of your list of things you’d like to do this year. Besides the expense, there’s the time it takes to schedule the appointment and meet the HVAC pro at your home. Knowing when, and when not, to call an HVAC company will help you save both time and expense.

Common Issues

Angie’s List reports several issues with A/C and heating units that are usually easy to fix and don’t require an HVAC pro in Chicago. Here are a few:

  • Air filter—an air filter that hasn’t been changed recently may restrict airflow and cause problems. This is an easy fix you can perform. Air filters are readily available at most home supplies stores.
  • Thermostat batteries—if your display isn’t lighting up, it could be as simple as dead batteries.
  • A/C Drain Line—check for water under the unit. This may mean your drain is clogged. Empty the water and flush out the drain line.
  • Power Source—check the power source for your unit. It may be as simple as a shorted circuit or a switch that was accidentally turned off.

Checking for these simple, but often overlooked issues may help you avoid the frustration of calling an HVAC company only to pay for them do something you could have done yourself.

HVAC systems have made huge advances over the years, spawning complex systems. Dealing with HVAC problems these days requires knowledge and training in electricity, natural gas, oil, and toxic cooling fluids. Don’t start taking things apart. It will end in more frustration, expense, and is very unsafe.

If you’ve checked everything we mentioned above, and you’re still not sure what’s wrong, it’s time to call an HVAC professional.

That’s where the Heatmasters would come in. Angie’s List says it’s important to make sure your HVAC in Chicago is licensed, bonded, and insured, and we are! We’ve been proudly serving the Chicagoland area since 1950. Our HVAC pros provide quality heating, cooling and indoor air quality solutions for each client.

Visit us on the web to learn more about our Chicago HVAC services, or give us a call at 1-800-HEATING!