You can’t depend on the weather in Wharton, but one thing the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating 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 expect all year. When your furnace is having complications 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, stable self lately, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating.
Check the Thermostat
We have had calls where the only thing we did was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting 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.
Something else to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all 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 troubles. Not only will a dirty filter hinder your system’s efficiency and stifle air flow, it could also cause an unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is effortless 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 check is the breaker for your furnace. Occasionally a problem can be as minor as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.
Check the Vents
A frequent misconception is that a homeowner should seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. Closed vents cause higher pressure throughout 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 problems the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 979-323-6130.