You can’t bank on the weather in Laurel, but one thing the team at H&C Heating and Cooling wants you to be able to trust in 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 problems 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, stable self lately, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at H&C Heating and Cooling.
Check the Thermostat
We have had calls where all we had to do 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 would like it to do.
Another thing to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of digital thermostats are equipped with a low battery warning, but if some time has passed since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a switch. It’s another painless fix that could save you a repair call.
Check the Filter
A dirty air filter can create all sorts of problems. 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 simple and it can play a big role in keeping your system functioning at its best.
Check the Switches
The first switch you’ll want to investigate is the breaker for your furnace. Occasionally 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 shut the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. 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 H&C Heating and Cooling are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 301-960-3247.