What to do BEFORE calling a Furnace Repairman

If your furnace won’t start, what are the steps that you need to take before calling a repairman so you don’t potentially waste your money? The very first step is to walk over and have a look at your thermostat. If your thermostat is digital and it looks like you can’t see anything on the screen, most likely the batteries have died in your thermostat so your thermostat can’t turn on. Change the batteries out in your thermostat, see if it brings it back to life. If it does, great! You’re already done. If not, then that’s just step one. If it’s not the thermostat’s fault, then the next step that you’re going to want to go through is to go downstairs and go to the furnace’s power switch to see if it’s turned on. Check if it’s on, check if it’s off, make sure that the furnace is getting…..

What to check BEFORE calling the Air Conditioner Repair Person

Something that people ask about quite often is “are there some basic things that we can do to see if we can fix the air conditioner instead of calling out an expensive service technician?”. Service technicians often cost $200-300 or more just to come out and diagnose the problem, and that doesn’t even include the cost of the parts. Oftentimes before you get a service tech out, you can look at things yourself, diagnose it and see if there’s something simple that you can do. This can help you save a lot of money to say the least, so let’s just say that it’s the middle of the summer and that it’s quite hot in your house. Well, in that case there’s a checklist of things that you should be looking at. The first thing that you should go through is you’ll need to go over to the thermostat and…..