The shifting weather in Front Royal can mean a variety of things, from the changing color of leaves to flipping on your furnace for the colder months. Of course, complete 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 strangely, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the team at Dave's Diversified Services for furnace repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do themselves, 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
- Using a new battery
2) Look at the furnace filter
Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act weirdly, making them shut down without notice and without making a noise. 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 exchange it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter diminishes your system’s efficiency and inhibits 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 normally look like your everyday light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your furnace and figure 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 typical blunder among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents may 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 up and running, it’s probably time to give us a shout. The pros at Dave's Diversified Services in Front Royal are here to be sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 540-636-3396.