Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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You can’t bank on the weather in Winchester, but one thing the team at Thornberry Bros Inc 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 needed soon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self recently, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Thornberry Bros Inc.

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where the only thing we did 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 look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of 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 simple 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 an unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is effortless and it can play a major 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 in the future. Closed vents create higher pressure throughout 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 Thornberry Bros Inc are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 859-745-1564.

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