No Heat? Try This...
Temperatures are all over the place this week in El Paso and Las Cruces. But, one thing is for sure…it’s getting colder. Many of us will be turning our furnaces on for the first time. Is your heating system ready?
Before you call for a repair, here are some simple start-up tips Total Air suggests you can perform yourself to start up your furnace:
Change Your Thermostat to Heating Mode (or Change Out That Old Thermostat)
Make sure that you have switched your thermostat over to the ‘heating’ setting. Also, check and change the batteries if your thermostat is battery-operated. A low battery on a digital thermostat will shut off your heating system. Also, if you have an old thermostat like the one pictured here, it is time to replace it altogether. Thermostats lose their effectiveness. New ones can help your heating system perform better and save on efficiency (and those high utility bills). Total Air recommends a programmable or smart thermostat for your greatest effciency and savings.
Check Your Circuit Breaker
Many things can cause a circuit breaker to trip including heavy rainfall. And, we’ve had that! Check the breaker for your furnace or heating system and make sure it hasn’t tripped and is turned back 'On'.
Change Your Air Filter & Change the Batteries in Your CO/Smoke Detector
Make sure that you have a clean furnace filter. A dirty air filter restricts air flow and this can overheat the furnace, causing it to shut down. Furnace filters should be changed at least every other month, if not every month.
And, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE change or check the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. For the safety of your family, do this every month!!!
Don't have safety detectors installed at your home? Call Total Air. We'll install them today!
If you have checked these simple things and still have no heat, don’t get left in the cold…call Total Air for your repair at 915-585-0909.
(For systems 10 years or older, a replacement or conversion may be your best solution instead of an expensive repairs). Request your estimate here: http://www.totalairep.com/contact