You can’t count on the weather in Crystal and Twin Cities, but one thing the team at GV Heating & Air wants you to be able to depend on is your heating and cooling system. Having a cozy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you expect all year. When your furnace is having trouble you may think that means a furnace repair can be expected in your future. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, dependable self recently, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at GV Heating & Air.
Check the Thermostat
We have been on a job where the only thing we did was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While adjusting the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily overlook flipping the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you want it to do.
One thing to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if some time has passed since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a change. It’s another easy 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 block air flow, it could also cause a sudden breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is simple and it can play a major role in keeping your system functioning at its best.
Check the Switches
The first switch you’ll want to check is the breaker for your furnace. It’s often the case that a problem can be as simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.
Check the Vents
A common 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 cause higher pressure inside your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.
If you’ve been through our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having troubles the team at GV Heating & Air are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 763-535-2000.