If your heating system isn’t working this time of year, it can be incredibly stressful. Not only is your house probably pretty chilly, but you might be wondering how much you can expect to pay for someone to come out and fix your furnace. But there are a few things you can try on your own before you call us. Here are a few suggestions from our heating and air conditioning service near North St Paul.
Check Your Thermostat
Make sure your thermostat is set to the heat setting, and make sure its setpoint is above room temperature. If your thermostat is old, go out and buy a new one and install it. Sometimes, a new thermostat is all it takes to avoid a call to a heating and air conditioning service.
Check Your Fuses and Breaker
Did you accidentally trip a fuse or breaker? Take a look at your breaker box to ensure there are no tripped fuses. While this might seem obvious, it is a sometimes overlooked step when figuring out why your furnace isn’t working.
Check Your Furnace Filter
If it’s been awhile since you changed the filter in your furnace, make a quick trip to your local hardware store and get a new filter for your furnace. You should make sure your furnace gets a new filter every couple of months. Often, this is the biggest culprit when it comes to a furnace that is not heating a home properly.
If your thermostat, fuses, breaker and filter all look okay, then you will need to call our heating and air conditioning service for further assistance. Fortunately, we can usually get to your house on the same day you call us so you will not have to worry about being without heat for long!
Make Sure Your Furnace is Checked Annually
One of the best ways to avoid unscheduled furnace repair is to make sure our heating and air conditioning service comes to your home on a yearly basis to inspect your furnace. We usually recommend you get this done right before or right after winter. We can make sure everything is in good working order and we can make sure we fix a problem before it gets too out of hand.
Do you need a heating and air conditioning service near North St Paul? Call us at Prescription Heating & Cooling at 651-767-2737, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate on a New Installation.