Here we are again. The first frosty morning of fall and your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home is chilly because the house’s heater is not working. Okay, maybe it hasn’t happened to you yet, but it could.
Let’s check the basics
Climate Control Company is always here to help, but there are things you should do before you call in the professionals for a heating system repair:
Check the thermostat:
Remember, this little box is the brains. It tells your heating system what to do. First make sure the switch is in the heat position and not set to cool. Don’t laugh, it does happen. You may also need to replace the batteries in your thermostat.
Check the electrical circuit breakers:
Your system may have breakers in the main electrical panel AND separate breakers on the outdoor compressor. Make sure all of them are in the on position. If they trip again after resetting, you’ll need to call for help.
Replace the air filters:
A dirty or clogged filter makes it very difficult for your furnace or heat pump to keep your house warm. In fact, some modern systems will completely shut down when they sense a clogged filter.
Double check switches:
A lot of furnaces have an actual on/off switch. In many cases this will look like a regular light switch. Make sure it is in the on position.
Make sure access door is closed:
This is another safety feature. If the door on the furnace or blower isn’t closed tightly, a switch will prevent the system from operating.
If none of this has worked and your house is still cold, then it’s time to call Climate Control for help.
An ounce of prevention
The best way to avoid this scenario is by practicing seasonal maintenance. A yearly tune-up on your furnace often prevents the need for more expensive heating system repairs. Trained technicians are able to identify issues and fix them before they cause annoying breakdowns.
Repairs can be a sign the end is near
If it’s to the point your heating system is suffering multiple breakdowns, it could make more sense to invest in a heating system replacement rather than yet another repair. Climate Control will be happy to sit down with you and compare the numbers. The cost of the repair versus the cost of making your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home more comfortable with an efficient new furnace, heat pump, or radiant heating system. Call now to schedule your no-obligation estimate. For more great heating and cooling information be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.