Heating Troubleshooting

Heating Troubleshooting

At Armstrong Air and Heating, we’re here for all of your heating and cooling needs — for both private residences and commercial buildings throughout Orlando and the surrounding cities, including Orange County.

Whenever you need us, we’re there for you. We’re available 24 hours a day and equipped to handle any type of HVAC emergency. However, we also understand that not every problem is an emergency. If you run into a minor problem with your system, there are a few easy things you can try before you give us a call.

Here are a few common HVAC issues and some simple remedies you can try:

  • The display is gone on my digital thermostat
  • Check the batteries and make sure they’re fresh.
  • Check the breakers for the house. There should be one for indoor air and another for the outdoor cleansing unit.

My furnace isn’t providing heat

First, check the breakers for the house.
Check the air filter for the unit and replace it if possible.
For a gas furnace, check that the gas valve is on.

My outdoor unit makes strange noises on cold nights

This is usually nothing to be alarmed about. The pump’s coil can freeze during cold nights, and the unit will make noise as it cycles through various modes in order to defrost itself.

My outdoor unit is surrounded by water

This is also usually just a normal part of operation. As the unit defrosts itself, the melted ice simply pools at the bottom of the unit. If it doesn’t evaporate normally, however, that might be a sign of something wrong.

How much maintenance do I need to perform?

We recommend a professional inspection twice a year. Each month, you should check your air filter and replace it as necessary.

What is the best temperature setting for my thermostat?

Energy efficiency isn’t so much about any specific temperature as it is keeping the temperature consistent throughout the day. It can actually be a waste of energy to only run your unit when you’re home, as opposed to just letting it maintain a consistent temperature all day.

How do I know when my air filters are dirty?

The quick rule is that if you can see dust on your air filter, it’s time to put in a new one. Generally, however, you should replace your air filters every one to two months. The cost of buying new air filters typically pays for itself in savings on your energy bill.

If you have any HVAC issues which you can’t resolve, please call us today to schedule a inspection. We’re happy to come right out and diagnose the problem, and then help you determine the best course of action. We always offer estimates.

Armstrong Air and Heating has been serving Orlando and the surrounding communities for over 25 years. We provide repairs, preventative maintenance and new until installations for both residential and commercial locations.

At Armstrong Air and Heating, we don’t just get the job done right. We get it done right the first time.

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