Two Things to Check First if Furnace Not Heating Your Indianapolis Home

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 23, 2016

What You Can Do Before Calling Homesense to Your Cold Home in Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville, or Indianapolis

All of us at Homesense Heating and Cooling love getting a chance to work with homeowners throughout Central Indiana, but we also love giving some tips on things you can do before giving us a service call.

In this news segment, Carrie Cline from WTHR-TV talks with us about two things you can check first if your furnace isn’t keeping your house warm this winter.

Watch the segment via the video below, or scroll down to read the transcript. And if needed, give us a call at 317-670-0171 if you still need our help. Happy holidays to you all!

Scott Swan: You may have turned up your thermostat at home because of the freezing weather. Carrie Cline shows us how to make sure that your furnace continues to work when you need it the most.

Carrie Cline:  So we know it’s really cold outside, but now your home is not heating up as nicely as you would like it to inside. Well, before you call your local heating and cooling company and pay them to come check things out, when was the last time you checked the air filter on your furnace? Well, if it looks dirty and dark like this one, you’ve got a problem.

But it’s one that’s easy to fix. Brian Schutt with Homesense Heating and Cooling explains.

Brian Schutt:  The first thing we tell them to check is the furnace filter. As the systems run harder and longer, they’re going to collect more dust. And as you can see here, as the dust collects it’s going to restrict air flow pretty tremendously. So what we do is have them replace that.

You can see just visually here even that the newer filter is a lot cleaner. That’s going to allow a lot more air through so your system can run better.

Carrie Cline:  And speaking of maintaining good air flow, do you know where your return air register is?

In this house it’s up high on the ceiling. This is where the furnace pulls the air from to heat it up and then push it back out into your house. But in some homes that register is down low. So you’ll want to make sure you know where yours is. Make sure it’s not blocked by furniture or any other type of household items because that can cut down on how efficiently your furnace is working, cause it to overwork, not heat your home as well, and maybe even go out.

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