The fluctuating weather in Hodgenville can mean a variety of things, from the changing color of leaves to flipping on your furnace for the cooler 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 predestined for furnace repair though.
When your furnace stops working or you notice it acting strangely, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the pros at Phelps 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 simplest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and may solve the problem more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “heat”
- Programmed higher than the room temperature
- Using a newer 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 sound. Furnace filters have been the cause for many furnace repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can exchange it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter lowers 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:
- Near the furnace and typically look like your regular light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint 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 blunder 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 stop working 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 call. The team at Phelps Heating & Cooling in Hodgenville are here to make sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 270-358-3167.