The changing weather in Bloomfield can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to switching on your furnace for the season. Of course, complete 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 quits working or you notice it behaving weirdly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the experts at Stanford Heating & Cooling for furnace repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do independently, and might solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “heat”
- Programmed higher than the room temperature
- Working with a fresh 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 peep. 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 decreases your system’s efficiency and harms airflow.
3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches
Nearly all of the time, switches to your furnace are found:
- Around the furnace and typically look like your everyday light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your furnace and find out 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 routine error among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents could potentially cause your system to be less efficient and turn off because of added airflow pressure.
If you’ve completed 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 shout. The team at Stanford Heating & Cooling in Bloomfield are here to be sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 812-825-8695.