Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

October 07, 2015

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 depend on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you need all year. When your furnace is having problems 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 lately, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at House of Heating Incorporated.

Check the Thermostat

We have received calls where all we had to do was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While adjusting the thermostat for the season, it’s easy for a homeowner to forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you would like it to do.

Something else to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if it’s been some time 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 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 simple and it can play a big role in keeping your system running at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to check 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 shut the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. Closed vents create higher pressure throughout your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.

If you’ve tried 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 715-384-3163.