Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

October 07, 2015

You can’t depend on the weather in Muldrow, but one thing the team at Air Service Co. wants you to be able to trust in is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you need 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, dependable self recently, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Air Service Co..

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 want it to do.

Something else to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of digital thermostats give 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 inhibit your system’s efficiency and block 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 major role in keeping your system functioning at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to look at is the breaker for your furnace. Occasionally a problem can be as minor as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A frequent misconception is that a homeowner should seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. Closed vents cause higher pressure within 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 problems the team at Air Service Co. are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 918-212-8943.

You can’t depend on the weather in Muldrow, but one thing the team at Air Service Co. wants you to be able to trust in is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you need 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, dependable self recently, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Air Service Co.. 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 want it to do. Something else to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of digital thermostats give 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 inhibit your system’s efficiency and block 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 major role in keeping your system functioning at its best. Check the Switches The first switch you’ll want to look at is the breaker for your furnace. Occasionally a problem can be as minor as a tripped breaker or blown fuse. Check the Vents A frequent misconception is that a homeowner should seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. Closed vents cause higher pressure within 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 problems the team at Air Service Co. are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 918-212-8943. ">