The fluctuating weather in Moline can mean a number of things, from the changing color of leaves to switching on your furnace for the season. Of course, whole home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like cooperating. That doesn’t mean that you’re automatically destined for furnace repair though.
When your furnace stops working or you notice it behaving weirdly, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the team at J.L. Brady Company LLC for furnace repair. Here are four troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do on their own, and could solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is:
- Set to “heat”
- Set higher than the room temperature
- Working with a fresh battery
2) Look at the furnace filter
Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act erratically, making them shut down without notice and without making a noise. Furnace filters have been the cause for quite a few furnace repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can swap it out yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter decreases your system’s efficiency and harms airflow.
3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches
Most of the time, switches to your furnace are found:
- Near the furnace and typically look like your stereotypical light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your furnace and determine if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then flip it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A routine error among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents may potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working because of added airflow pressure.
If you’ve completed these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back in working order, it’s probably time to give us a ring. The team at J.L. Brady Company LLC in Moline are here to make sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 309-517-7511.