The shifting weather in Paxinos can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to turning 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 headed for furnace repair though.
When your furnace quits working or you notice it acting weirdly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the experts at LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. for furnace repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do themselves, and could 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 new battery
2) Look at the furnace filter
Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act out of the ordinary, making them shut down without notice and without making a noise. 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 lowers 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:
- Around the furnace and typically look like your stereotypical 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 switch it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A typical error among homeowners is to close vents in vacant 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 turn off 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 ring. The pros at LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Paxinos are here to be sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 570-648-0748.