The changing weather in Siloam Springs can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to switching on your furnace for the season. Of course, whole home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like helping us out. That doesn’t mean that you’re headed for furnace repair though.
When your furnace quits working or you notice it behaving strangely, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the pros at Siloam Springs Heating & AC for furnace repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do independently, and might solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is:
- Set to “heat”
- Turned up higher than the room temperature
- Working with a newer battery
2) Look at the furnace filter
Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act out of the ordinary, making them shut down without notice and without making a sound. 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 swap it out yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter diminishes your system’s efficiency and inhibits 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 typically look like your everyday light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint the breaker that controls your furnace and determine 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 blunder among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents may potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working 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 ring. The pros at Siloam Springs Heating & AC in Siloam Springs are here to ensure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 479-308-8176.