You can’t bank on the weather in Norco and St. Charles Parish, but one thing the team at Mayeuxs AC & Heating wants you to be able to count 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 needed soon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, stable self lately, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Mayeuxs AC & Heating.
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, a homeowner can easily forget to flip 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. Most digital thermostats have 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 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 major 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. 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 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 gone through our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having issues the team at Mayeuxs AC & Heating are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at (985) 764-2426.