Commercial services are necessary if the office HVAC system doesn’t work, but a few troubleshooting tips might help avoid the need to call in an HVAC professional.

If you’re having problems with your office air conditioner or heater, a call to commercial services is inevitable. But before you incur the financial and time costs of a visit by an HVAC professional, try the following three troubleshooting tips:

Troubleshooting Tip #1: Check the Circuit Breakers

If the heater or air conditioner does not come on at all, there’s a chance a tripped circuit breaker is cutting off all power to the HVAC unit. In this case, you need to check and reset the circuit breaker. This should allow the HVAC unit to come back on. If it shuts off again due to the circuit breaker tripping, the problem is more severe. Call an HVAC professional to set up a commercial services visit.

Troubleshooting Tip #2: Check the Thermostat

Thermostats rarely malfunction, but they can in a few limited circumstances, such as when they need recalibrating. If you notice the thermostat doesn’t reflect an accurate indoor temperature, recalibration could fix the problem. Additionally, if the thermostat isn’t working at all, it may just need new batteries.

Troubleshooting Tip #3 Check the Air Vents

If your HVAC unit works, but doesn’t seem to be heating or cooling your office as it should, check the air vents. There could be a blockage that is the result of some obstruction, such as a box or office furniture. Don’t forget the air return vents might have filters that need replacing. Too much dust building up on the filters can choke off the air flow an HVAC’s air handler needs to work well.

If the above basic troubleshooting tips do not fix your office’s HVAC problem, the assistance of commercial services is necessary. To get the support you require, contact our team at Smoak’s Comfort Control.