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My ac quit and heater wont work

My ac quit after getting freon put in and this winter mt heater would work somtimes the somtimes it quit and at the end of winter it was not working but once in a while

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Try replacing the fuses first - mine did the exact same thing

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It sounds like to need a new heater control panel.

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