You can’t count on the weather in Georgetown, but one thing the team at Miller Climate Control LLC 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 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 few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Miller Climate Control LLC.
Check the Thermostat
We have had calls where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you need 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 it’s been a while since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a change. It’s another simple 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 abrupt breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is easy and it can play a huge role in keeping your system running at its best.
Check the Switches
The first switch you’ll want to investigate is the breaker for your furnace. Occasionally 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 close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair in the future. Closed vents generate higher pressure throughout your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.
If you’ve tried our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having problems the team at Miller Climate Control LLC are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 512-937-2001.