The changing weather in Rock Hill can mean a number 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 helping us out. That doesn’t mean that you’re automatically destined for furnace repair though.
When your furnace stops working or you notice it behaving weirdly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the team at US Air Heating and Cooling for furnace repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do on their own, and might solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Make 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 weirdly, making them shut down without notice and without making a noise. 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 swap it out 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
Nearly all of the time, switches to your furnace are found:
- Close to the furnace and typically look like your regular light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your furnace and figure out if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then flip it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A typical mistake 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 shut down because of added airflow pressure.
If you’ve done 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 team at US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill are here to be sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 803-220-0761.