Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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The shifting weather in Branchville can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to switching 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 predestined for furnace repair though.

When your furnace fails to work or you notice it acting oddly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the experts at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. 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 easiest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and could solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “heat”
  • Set higher than the room temperature
  • Utilizing a new 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 sound. Furnace filters have been the cause for a lot of 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 decreases your system’s efficiency and inhibits airflow.

3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches

Most of the time, switches to your furnace are found:

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

4) Open all of your vents

A common error among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents could potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve tried these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back in working order, it’s probably time to give us a call. The pros at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. in Branchville are here to be sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 862-345-6896.

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