The fluctuating weather in Lodi can mean a variety of things, from the changing color of leaves to flipping on your furnace for the cooler 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 automatically destined for furnace repair though.
When your furnace quits working or you notice it acting oddly, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the team at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning 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 simplest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and might solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “heat”
- Set higher than the room temperature
- Working with 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 many furnace repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can change it 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:
- Around the furnace and typically look like your stereotypical light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Identify the breaker that controls your furnace and find 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 routine error among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and turn off because of added airflow pressure.
If you’ve done these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back in working order, it’s probably time to give us a shout. The team at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi are here to be sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 209-257-3156.