You can’t count on the weather in West Valley City, but one thing the team at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to be able to count on is your heating and cooling system. Having a cozy 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 expected in your future. 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 Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning.
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, 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 at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats give a low battery warning, but if some time has passed since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a change. It’s another painless fix that could save you a repair call.
Check the Filter
A dirty air filter can create all sorts of troubles. Not only will a dirty filter cripple your system’s efficiency and block air flow, it could also cause an unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is easy 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. 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 shut the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair in the future. Closed vents cause 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 problems the team at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 801-305-4777.