You can’t count on the weather in Manassas, but one thing the team at Woody's Sudden Service Inc wants you to be able to count 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, reliable self lately, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc.
Check the Thermostat
We have received 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.
One thing to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats are equipped with 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 easy fix that could save you a repair call.
Check the Filter
A dirty air filter can create all sorts of problems. Not only will a dirty filter inhibit your system’s efficiency and decrease air flow, it could also cause an unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is simple 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 investigate is the breaker for your furnace. It’s often the case that 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 down the line. Closed vents generate 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 troubles the team at Woody's Sudden Service Inc are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 703-278-2036.