The changing weather in Mechanicsburg can mean a variety of things, from the changing color of leaves to flipping 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 strangely, there are four things you can check on before calling in the experts at H & H Service Company 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 might solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “heat”
- Turned up higher than the room temperature
- Using 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 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 diminishes your system’s efficiency and inhibits airflow.
3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches
Most of the time, switches to your furnace are found:
- Near the furnace and typically 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 typical mistake among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents may potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working 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 call. The pros at H & H Service Company in Mechanicsburg are here to ensure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 717-220-4502.