Troubleshooting Tips from Our HVAC Professionals

Determining a problem with your heat or air conditioning can be frustrating, so here are some important tips to follow before giving our service department a call.
Heat doesn’t go on
Check the following:

  • The selector switch on the thermostat must be in the “heat” position. Switch it to the “off” position and then back to “heat” to be sure it is set correctly.
  • The temperature should be set at least three (3) degrees higher than the current room temperature.
  • Your furnace has an emergency shut-off switch. This switch must be in the “on” position for your heating system to work.
  • Locate the circuit breaker for the furnace. Physically switch it off and then back on. Breakers can trip yet still appear to be on.

Central air conditioning doesn’t go on
Check the following:

  • The selector switch on the thermostat must be in the “cool” position. Switch it to the “off” position and then back to “cool” to be sure it is set correctly.
  • The temperature should be set at least three (3) degrees lower than the current room temperature.
  • Locate the circuit breaker for the A/C unit. Physically switch it off and then back on. Breakers can trip yet still appear to be on.

Increasing your system’s efficiency
There are several ways to increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.

  • Make sure your thermostat is working properly and that all of your ducting system is properly sealed. Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric repairs and installs programmable thermostats, which are easy to operate and help improve your system’s efficiency.
  • Clean and vacuum air registers to allow for the best possible circulation in the room.
  • For a more efficient central air conditioning system, provide adequate ventilation in the attic to let excess heat escape and insulate it to reduce the amount of heat that enters living areas below.

Save energy dollars
Properly insulated areas around doors and windows will maintain your desired temperature, warm or cool. During hot summer days, close your blinds and curtains to keep sun out (it heats up the room) and close all windows before turning on the A/C.

It pays to have your equipment serviced on a regular basis
Regular service lengthens the life of your HVAC equipment by keeping it in good working condition.

  • It maintains efficient operation, another way to keep utility bills down.
  • It eliminates the costs of certain repairs and reduces any major repair expenses.
  • It assures you of service by experienced and qualified technicians from an established company who will be there when you need them.
  • Regular service protects your warranty.

Always feel free to call us at anytime at 973-237-0505
Remember: Free maintenance is included with our maintenance plans.