Find yourself looking for a few quick furnace fixes? Picture this: You’re heading back home from work and can’t stop thinking about how warm your home is after enduring the cold 30-degree or so day.  However, when you arrive home, the temperature isn’t much different from the outside air itself! Everyone waits for the time of the day to cozy up on the couch and unwind, but that won’t be as thrilling if you find yourself turning into an ice cycle the moment you walk through the door.

Listed below are a few solutions to quickly create that comforting atmosphere you desire.

Tip 1: Change the Furnace’s Air Filter

Often the air filter can build up dust over time and block the returned air flow of the furnace. If this is the case, the volume of hot air that should be blowing out will be reduced dramatically. Another issue that may arise as a result of dirty air filter is the furnace shutting down all together.

Changing the filter is the route you want to go in order to decrease the chances of these problems occurring. Further, it will save you money on costly repairs.

Tip 2: Check Your Thermostat

Sounds like common sense, right? Well you’d be surprised how frequently this mistake is made. If you notice your home isn’t as warm as it should be, check and make sure the heating mode is turned on rather than the cold switch. If this still doesn’t help, you may have an older thermostat that needs to be replaced. Have a newer model? Check to make sure the batteries don’t need to be changed out.

Tip 3: Reset Your Circuit Breaker & Check Service Switch

In your home, locate the breaker panel. If you notice that it’s off, set it more towards the middle and that should do the trick. Usually this can happen when a power outage takes place in the surrounding neighborhood. While you’re at the panel, investigate all other devices to account for any other problem causes. If nothing else catches your eye, refer to the safety switch and make sure it’s on.

Tip 4: Keep the Area Around Your Furnace Clean

Furnaces are usually in garages or basements, where family belongings tend to build up quite quickly. Be careful and avoid placing flammable products near the furnace. This not only can ruin your furnace, but put your family in danger as well. Find a designated spot away from the zone of danger for all miscellaneous items. Additionally, don’t forget to sweep around the furnace on your off days spent cleaning the house. An accumulation of dirt and dust is also a fire hazard.

Tip 5: Call Alamo Austin Air

If you’re still having problems, and the list of quick furnace fixes isn’t helping, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Alamo Austin Air. We can look closer at the problem at hand, and speedily get you closer to snuggling up on the couch after your hard day at work. Alamo Austin Air Conditioning & Heating will happily, and quickly service all of your furnace needs! Contact us today to schedule an appointment!