The changing weather in Kutztown can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to flipping on your furnace for the season. Of course, total home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like cooperating. That doesn’t mean that you’re automatically destined for furnace repair though.
When your furnace fails to work or you notice it operating strangely, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the experts at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort for furnace repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do independently, and might solve the problem more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “heat”
- Turned up higher than the room temperature
- Utilizing 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 peep. 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 reduces airflow.
3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches
Most of the time, switches to your furnace are found:
- Close to the furnace and usually look like your stereotypical light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint 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 common error among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this may 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 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 call. The pros at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort in Kutztown are here to ensure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 484-646-3363.