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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t count on the weather in Wheeling, but one thing the team at Local HVAC Repair & Service 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 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 Local HVAC Repair & Service .

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While changing 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 want it to do.

One thing to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of digital thermostats are equipped with a low battery warning, but if some time has passed 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 inhibit your system’s efficiency and block air flow, it could also cause an unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is effortless 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 look at is the breaker for your furnace. Sometimes a problem can be as simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A common misconception is that a homeowner should seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. Closed vents generate 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 Local HVAC Repair & Service are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 224-300-4806.

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