Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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You can’t depend on the weather in Marshfield, but one thing the team at House of Heating Incorporated wants you to be able to count on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you expect all year. When your furnace is having complications 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 recently, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at House of Heating Incorporated.

Check the Thermostat

We have received calls where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While adjusting the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily overlook flipping the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you would like it to do.

Another thing to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats are equipped with a low battery warning, but if it’s been some time since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. It’s another easy fix that could save you a repair call.

Check the Filter

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

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to look at is the breaker for your furnace. It’s often the case that a problem can be as easy to fix as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A typical misconception is that a homeowner should seal 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 House of Heating Incorporated are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 888-384-3163.

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