You can’t depend on the weather in Hasbrouck Heights, but one thing the team at ACE Solutions wants you to be able to count on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you need all year. When your furnace is having problems you may think that means a furnace repair can be needed soon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, dependable self lately, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at ACE Solutions.
Check the Thermostat
We have received calls where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While adjusting the thermostat for the season, it’s easy for a homeowner to forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you need it to do.
One thing to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats give a low battery warning, but if it’s been a while since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a change. It’s another simple 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 cripple your system’s efficiency and block air flow, it could also cause an unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is simple and it can play a huge role in keeping your system running 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 easy to fix as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.
Check the Vents
A typical misconception is that a homeowner should shut the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair in the future. 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 ACE Solutions are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 201-579-2562.