The fluctuating weather in Lafayette can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to flipping 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 predestined for furnace repair though.
When your furnace fails to work or you notice it behaving oddly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the experts at AC Sales for furnace repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do independently, 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 decreases your system’s efficiency and reduces airflow.
3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches
The majority of the time, switches to your furnace are found:
- Near the furnace and normally look like your regular 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 flip 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 could 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 in working order, it’s probably time to give us a call. The team at AC Sales in Lafayette are here to ensure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at (337) 234-2345.