The fluctuating weather in Heflin can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to switching on your furnace for the colder months. 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 headed for furnace repair though.
When your furnace quits working or you notice it operating weirdly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the pros at Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc for furnace repair. Here are four troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and might solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is:
- Set to “heat”
- Programmed 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 a lot of 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 harms airflow.
3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches
Most of the time, switches to your furnace are found:
- Near the furnace and usually look like your everyday 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 error among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this might 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 done these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back up and running, it’s probably time to give us a call. The pros at Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Heflin are here to be sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 256-270-1196.