The shifting weather in Troy can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to flipping on your furnace for the cooler months. Of course, total home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like doing that. That doesn’t mean that you’re predestined for furnace repair though.
When your furnace stops working or you notice it behaving strangely, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the pros at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc for furnace repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do independently, 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
- Working with a newer 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 sound. Furnace filters have been the cause for quite a few furnace repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can change it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter diminishes your system’s efficiency and inhibits airflow.
3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches
The majority of the time, switches to your furnace are found:
- Close to the furnace and typically look like your stereotypical light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint the breaker that controls your furnace and figure out if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then switch it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A common mistake among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents may potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down because of added airflow pressure.
If you’ve done these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back in working order, it’s probably time to give us a ring. The team at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc in Troy are here to be sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 937-558-9478.