You can’t count on the weather in York, but one thing the team at Strine's 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 need 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, reliable self as of late, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning.
Check the Thermostat
We have received calls where all we had to do was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While adjusting 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 need it to do.
Something else to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most 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 easy 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 hinder your system’s efficiency and block air flow, it could also cause a sudden breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is easy and it can play a huge role in keeping your system operating 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 close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. Closed vents generate higher pressure within 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 troubles the team at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 717-383-4479.