Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

October 07, 2015

You can’t bank on the weather in Booneville, but one thing the team at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC wants you to be able to depend on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable 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 looming on the horizon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, stable self recently, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC.

Check the Thermostat

We have been on a job where all we had to do was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you would like it to do.

Something else to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all 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 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 complications. Not only will a dirty filter inhibit 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 major 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. 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 in the future. Closed vents cause higher pressure inside your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.

If you’ve gone through our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having issues the team at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 662-269-8716.