The changing weather in Logan can mean a variety of things, from the changing color of leaves to switching on your furnace for the colder months. Of course, complete 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 stops working or you notice it behaving oddly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the experts at Western Mechanical, Inc. for furnace repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do independently, and could solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “heat”
- Programmed higher than the room temperature
- Using a fresh battery
2) Look at the furnace filter
Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act erratically, 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 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:
- Near the furnace and normally look like your stereotypical light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Identify 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 shut down because of added airflow pressure.
If you’ve completed 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 pros at Western Mechanical, Inc. in Logan are here to make sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 435-753-5515.