Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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You can’t count on the weather in Westminster, but one thing the team at True Heating & 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 require all year. When your furnace is having complications you may think that means a furnace repair can be looming on the horizon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self as of late, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at True Heating & Cooling.

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting 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 look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats give a low battery warning, but if it’s been a while since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. It’s another painless 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 cripple your system’s efficiency and stifle air flow, it could also cause a sudden breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is effortless and it can play a huge 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 close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair in the future. Closed vents create higher pressure inside 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 True Heating & Cooling are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 720-316-1898.

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