You can’t count on the weather in Bishop, but one thing the team at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to be able to depend on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfy 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 looming on the horizon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, stable self recently, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning.
Check the Thermostat
We have had calls where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While adjusting 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.
Another thing to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats have 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 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 inhibit 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 big role in keeping your system functioning at its best.
Check the Switches
The first switch you’ll want to look at is the breaker for your furnace. Sometimes a problem can be as minor as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.
Check the Vents
A frequent 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 gone through our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having issues the team at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 760-784-9034.