You can’t depend on the weather in Chelan and Wenatchee, but one thing the team at Lakeside Heating & Air wants you to be able to trust in is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you require all year. When your furnace is having complications 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, reliable self recently, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Lakeside Heating & Air.
Check the Thermostat
We have had calls where all we had to do 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 need it to do.
Something else to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats give a low battery warning, but if it’s been some time since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. It’s another simple 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 cripple 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 major role in keeping your system running at its best.
Check the Switches
The first switch you’ll want to look at is the breaker for your furnace. Occasionally a problem can be as simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.
Check the Vents
A common misconception is that a homeowner should close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. Closed vents cause higher pressure inside your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.
If you’ve gone through our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having problems the team at Lakeside Heating & Air are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 509-284-4265.