You can’t bank on the weather in Sandpoint, but one thing the team at Age Heating & Cooling 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 need all year. When your furnace is having trouble 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, dependable self lately, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Age Heating & Cooling.
Check the Thermostat
We have received calls 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 overlook flipping the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you need it to do.
One thing to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if it’s been a while since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a switch. It’s another simple fix that could save you a repair call.
Check the Filter
A dirty air filter can create all sorts of complications. Not only will a dirty filter hinder your system’s efficiency and decrease air flow, it could also cause an abrupt breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is simple and it can play a major 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 down the line. Closed vents generate higher pressure inside 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 troubles the team at Age Heating & Cooling are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 208-578-4258.