You can’t count on the weather in Middle Georgia, but one thing the team at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia wants you to be able to depend on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you expect 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 recently, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia.
Check the Thermostat
We have been on a job 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 need it to do.
One thing to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats are equipped with a low battery warning, but if some time has passed since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. It’s another easy 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 hinder your system’s efficiency and decrease air flow, it could also cause a sudden breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is simple and it can play a huge role in keeping your system functioning at its best.
Check the Switches
The first switch you’ll want to check is the breaker for your furnace. It’s often the case that 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 throughout 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 issues the team at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 478-200-5689.