The changing weather in Thedford can mean a variety of things, from the changing color of leaves to flipping on your furnace for the season. Of course, whole home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like helping us out. That doesn’t mean that you’re predestined for furnace repair though.
When your furnace stops working or you notice it acting strangely, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the pros at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning for furnace repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do on their own, and might solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is:
- Set to “heat”
- Turned up higher than the room temperature
- Using a new battery
2) Look at the furnace filter
Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act weirdly, making them shut down without notice and without making a noise. Furnace filters have been the cause for many furnace repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can swap it out yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter lowers your system’s efficiency and reduces airflow.
3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches
Most of the time, switches to your furnace are found:
- Around the furnace and usually look like your stereotypical light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your furnace and determine if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then re-set it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A common blunder among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down because of added airflow pressure.
If you’ve tried these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back operating, it’s probably time to give us a shout. The team at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning in Thedford are here to ensure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 519-296-4437.