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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

The changing weather in Booneville can mean a variety of things, from the changing color of leaves to flipping on your furnace for the season. Of course, total home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like doing that. That doesn’t mean that you’re headed for furnace repair though.

When your furnace quits working or you notice it acting weirdly, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the pros at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC for furnace repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring. 

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do independently, and could solve the problem more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “heat”
  • Programmed higher than the room temperature
  • Using a newer battery

2) Look at the furnace filter 

Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act erratically, making them shut down without notice and without making a peep. Furnace filters have been the cause for many furnace repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can exchange it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter diminishes your system’s efficiency and inhibits airflow.

3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches

The majority of the time, switches to your furnace are found:

  • Around the furnace and usually look like your everyday light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint the breaker that controls your furnace and find out if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then switch it back to the On position. 

4) Open all of your vents

A typical blunder among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents may potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve done these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back up and running, it’s probably time to give us a call. The experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville are here to make sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 662-269-8716.

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