The changing weather in Newton can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to turning on your furnace for the colder months. Of course, total 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 fails to work or you notice it behaving weirdly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the team at Brookwood Inc 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 on their own, and could solve the problem more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “heat”
- Turned up higher than the room temperature
- Working with a newer battery
2) Look at the furnace filter
Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act erratically, making them shut down without notice and without making a sound. 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 change it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter diminishes your system’s efficiency and harms airflow.
3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches
The majority of the time, switches to your furnace are found:
- Around the furnace and typically look like your everyday light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Find 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 re-set it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A routine mistake among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this could 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 operating, it’s probably time to give us a call. The pros at Brookwood Inc in Newton are here to make sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 641-316-9803.