You can’t count on the weather in Des Moines, but one thing the team at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling 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, stable self as of late, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling.
Check the Thermostat
We have been on a job 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.
One thing to check 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 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 effortless 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. It’s often the case that 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 road. Closed vents create 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 troubles the team at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 515-207-6569.