You can’t count on the weather in Holdrege, but one thing the team at Durable Service wants you to be able to count on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you require all year. When your furnace is having problems you may think that means a furnace repair can be needed soon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self recently, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Durable Service .
Check the Thermostat
We have been on a job where the only thing we did was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While changing the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you want it to do.
Another thing to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if it’s been some time since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. It’s another simple fix that could save you a repair call.
Check the Filter
A dirty air filter can create all sorts of troubles. Not only will a dirty filter hinder your system’s efficiency and block air flow, it could also cause an abrupt breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is effortless and it can play a huge role in keeping your system functioning at its best.
Check the Switches
The first switch you’ll want to look at is the breaker for your furnace. It’s often the case that a problem can be as simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.
Check the Vents
A common misconception is that a homeowner should seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair in the future. Closed vents cause higher pressure inside your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.
If you’ve gone through our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having troubles the team at Durable Service are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 308-995-8177.