The shifting weather in Newark can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to switching on your furnace for the colder months. Of course, whole home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like cooperating. That doesn’t mean that you’re headed for furnace repair though.
When your furnace stops working or you notice it acting oddly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the pros at Luikart Heating & Cooling for furnace repair. Here are four troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do on their own, and may solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Be 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 out of the ordinary, making them shut down without notice and without making a peep. 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 diminishes your system’s efficiency and reduces 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 usually 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 switch it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A routine blunder among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied 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 tried these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back up and running, it’s probably time to give us a shout. The experts at Luikart Heating & Cooling in Newark are here to make sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 740-200-5591.