Frequently Asked Questions

Chad's AC Direct is here to answer all of your questions about heating and air conditioning, whether you're a current homeowner or thinking of buying a home soon. We've pulled together a list of the most frequently asked questions and provided expert answers to help you.

What should you do if your ductless mini-split system isn't working?

If your ductless mini-split system isn't working, you should check to see if the power is on. If the power is on, you should check the air filters to see if they need to be replaced. If the filters don't need to be replaced, you should check the circuit breaker to see if it has been tripped. If the circuit breaker isn't tripped, there may be an issue with the system. You should contact an air conditioning technician to come to take a look at your ductless system if you are unsure what the problem is.

Why isn't my ductless mini-split system working?

There are a few things you can do to troubleshoot your ductless mini-split system if it's not working properly. The first thing to check is to make sure the system is properly plugged in and that all of the switches are turned on. You should also check to make sure the air filters are clean and free of debris. If the filters are dirty, it can prevent the system from working properly. You should also check to make sure all of the vents are open and that there is nothing blocking the airflow. If you've checked all of these things and your system is still not working, you may need to call a technician to diagnose the problem.

Why is my AC system still running but not cooling?

There are several reasons that an AC unit may not be cooling. The following list is not all-inclusive but covers some of the more common problems: 1) Dirty or clogged filter - We recommend checking filters once a month and replacing them every three months. If you have pets, you will need to check them more often as they will cause more dust and dirt to accumulate. 2) Blocked airflow - If the unit is not positioned in the right spot, or if there is too much furniture blocking it, this can impede the airflow and cause the AC unit to work harder than necessary. 3) Incorrect settings - Sometimes people mistakenly think that they need to turn

Is it possible to run a furnace without having a filter?

No, it is not possible to run a furnace without having a filter. Furnaces require filters in order to function properly and keep allergens and other contaminants from entering the home. Furnace filters also help improve the air quality in your home. If you do not have a filter installed in your furnace, it is likely that the furnace will not work properly and could even cause damage to the furnace. It is important to install a quality filter in your furnace and to replace it regularly in order to keep your home's air quality high and your furnace working properly.

When should I have my heat pump replaced?

The general rule is that a heat pump should be replaced every 10 years. However, this may vary depending on the make and model of your heat pump, as well as how well it’s been maintained. You can usually tell if it’s time for a replacement when your energy bills start to creep up or if your heat pump is starting to malfunction.

What are the possible problems with a geothermal system?

There are a few potential problems that could arise with a geothermal system. First, if the ground is too dry, it may not be able to absorb the fluid used in the system. This can cause the system to run inefficiently or stop working altogether. Additionally, if there is too much water in the ground, it can cause corrosion and damage to the system. Finally, if the ground is too hot or too cold, it may not be suitable for a geothermal system.

Why is my room hotter than the rest of the house?

This may have several root causes, but there are a few things to look out for. First, check all of your windows/doors for drafts or significant leaks that might be causing conditioned air to escape the room. Next, try closing any doors that lead outside of the house since wind blowing through cracks can lower the temperature inside. If you feel cold air coming in from your windows, make sure that they are properly sealed (i.e., caulked or weather-stripped). If this doesn't do the trick, you should also check to see if your system is working properly; call a professional to come out and service it for you. Finally, if all else fails, there may be an issue with your ductwork. If the metal is exposed somewhere (such as in the crawlspace) it may be picking up heat from other parts of the house. This could also be caused by hose bibs that open into the return; make sure they are closed tightly or insulated to minimize this effect. Hard-to-reach places in your room, such as the top of a closet or behind furniture, may also be collecting heat. Try using a small fan to circulate the air and create some movement.

If you have any other questions, feel free to call us at 334-264-6464! Our team of experts is happy to answer your question and help keep your home comfortable year-round.