The changing weather in Menomonie and western Wisconsin can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to turning on your furnace for the colder months. Of course, total home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like doing that. That doesn’t mean that you’re headed for furnace repair though.
When your furnace quits working or you notice it behaving oddly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the experts at Halverson Brothers Inc for furnace repair. Here are a couple 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 might solve the problem more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is:
- Set to “heat”
- Set higher than the room temperature
- Utilizing 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 lowers your system’s efficiency and harms airflow.
3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches
The majority of the time, switches to your furnace are found:
- Close to the furnace and normally look like your stereotypical light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint 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 flip it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A common mistake among homeowners is to close vents in vacant 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 completed these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back operating, it’s probably time to give us a shout. The team at Halverson Brothers Inc in Menomonie and western Wisconsin are here to make sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 715-352-4052.