Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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You can’t bank on the weather in Huntsville, but one thing the team at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc wants you to be able to trust in is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfy 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 expected in your future. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self lately, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

Check the Thermostat

We have been on a job where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting 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 need it to do.

Something else to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most 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 change. It’s another simple fix that could save you a repair call.

Check the Filter

A dirty air filter can create all sorts of problems. Not only will a dirty filter cripple your system’s efficiency and stifle air flow, it could also cause a sudden breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is easy 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 easy to fix as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A typical 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 generate higher pressure inside your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.

If you’ve been through our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having troubles the team at All Weather 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 256-801-4701.

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