Taking care of a home can be a challenge even under the best circumstances. Though many homeowners try to perform little fixes as problems arise, successfully finishing these jobs can be more difficult than you might expect, especially when dealing with HVAC units. Troubleshooting repairs around the home allows you to determine early on whether this is a job that can be addressed with tools on hand or whether you ought to call Brown Service Co. instead.
Identify the Immediate Impact
No matter what kind of problem you are facing, you have to identify the impact it will have; troubleshooting repairs always begins with this step. Understanding the effect lets you assess the urgency of the problem. An unresponsive power outlet is not allowing you full use of your home’s electrical system. A heater that does not produce adequate warmth is wasting money. An unresponsive thermostat prevents your HVAC from working to its full capacity. The scope of these problems becomes more evident when you consider what impact they actually have.
Examine the Problem Area
Sometimes it is possible to identify the problem immediately. The cause of a dripping faucet is most likely due to a broken compression nut or worn out washer. On the other hand, problems affecting your furnace or air conditioner may not be so obvious. A closer look is required. These are some questions that can guide your investigation:
- Is there any surface damage?
- Does the filter need replaced?
- Can I see anything blocking the intake vents?
- Is the ductwork connected securely to the appliance?
Completing the Repair
If you can identify the problem from the outside, great! A simple home repair might be all you need. If you cannot identify a problem after troubleshooting repairs, it might be time to contact Brown Service Co. at 817-284-9204. We have the skills and know-how to keep your furnace, air conditioner, and electrical system working perfectly.