You can’t depend on the weather in Mankato area, but one thing the team at Northern Comfort Inc 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 need all year. When your furnace is having problems you may think that means a furnace repair can be looming on the horizon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, dependable self as of late, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Northern Comfort Inc.
Check the Thermostat
We have had calls where the only thing we did was 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 would like it to do.
Another thing to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if it’s been a while since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a switch. 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 hinder your system’s efficiency and stifle air flow, it could also cause a sudden breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is effortless and it can play a major role in keeping your system operating at its best.
Check the Switches
The first switch you’ll want to investigate 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 seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. Closed vents generate higher pressure within 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 Northern Comfort Inc are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 507-387-6596.