Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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You can’t count on the weather in Lake Forest, but one thing the team at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. wants you to be able to count on is your heating and cooling system. Having a cozy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you expect 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, reliable self recently, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc..

Check the Thermostat

We have received calls where the only thing we did was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While adjusting the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily overlook flipping the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you would like it to do.

One thing to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if it’s been some time since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a switch. 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 cripple your system’s efficiency and stifle air flow, it could also cause an unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is simple 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. It’s often the case that a problem can be as easy to fix as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A typical misconception is that a homeowner should close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. Closed vents create higher pressure within 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 troubles the team at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 949-204-0859.

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