You can’t bank on the weather in Bend, but one thing the team at Tri County Climate Control LLC wants you to be able to trust in is your heating and cooling system. Having a cozy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you require all year. When your furnace is having trouble 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 lately, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Tri County Climate Control LLC.
Check the Thermostat
We have received 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.
One thing to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats are equipped with a low battery warning, but if it’s been a while since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. It’s another painless fix that could save you a repair call.
Check the Filter
A dirty air filter can create all sorts of problems. Not only will a dirty filter inhibit your system’s efficiency and stifle air flow, it could also cause an abrupt breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is simple 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 look at is the breaker for your furnace. Sometimes 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 seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. Closed vents create 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 troubles the team at Tri County Climate Control LLC are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 541-238-2797.