You can’t count on the weather in Monroe, but one thing the team at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace wants you to be able to depend on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you expect all year. When your furnace is having complications you may think that means a furnace repair can be looming on the horizon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self recently, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace.
Check the Thermostat
We have had calls where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting the thermostat for the season, it’s easy for a homeowner to forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you need it to do.
Something else to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats give a low battery warning, but if some time has passed since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. It’s another painless 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 inhibit your system’s efficiency and block air flow, it could also cause an unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is easy and it can play a huge role in keeping your system running at its best.
Check the Switches
The first switch you’ll want to look at is the breaker for your furnace. Sometimes a problem can be as easy to fix as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.
Check the Vents
A typical misconception is that a homeowner should close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair in the future. Closed vents cause higher pressure within your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.
If you’ve tried our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having issues the team at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 608-291-3606.