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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

October 07, 2015

You can’t bank on the weather in Franklin, but one thing the team at Winters Heating and Cooling wants you to be able to trust in is your heating and cooling system. Having a cozy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you expect all year. When your furnace is having trouble you may think that means a furnace repair can be needed soon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, dependable self as of late, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Winters Heating and Cooling.

Check the Thermostat

We have been on a job where the only thing we did was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While changing the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily overlook flipping the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you need it to do.

Something else to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if some time has passed since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a change. It’s another easy fix that could save you a repair call.

Check the Filter

A dirty air filter can create all sorts of complications. Not only will a dirty filter inhibit your system’s efficiency and block air flow, it could also cause a sudden breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is simple and it can play a huge role in keeping your system functioning at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to investigate is the breaker for your furnace. Occasionally a problem can be as simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A common misconception is that a homeowner should close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. Closed vents cause higher pressure inside your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.

If you’ve been through our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having issues the team at Winters Heating and Cooling are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 317-406-5783.