Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

October 07, 2015

You can’t depend on the weather in Excelsior Springs, but one thing the team at Colvin's Heating and Cooling 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 require 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, stable self recently, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Colvin's Heating and Cooling.

Check the Thermostat

We have been on a job where the only thing we did was 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 need it to do.

Another thing to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats are equipped with a low battery warning, but if it’s been some time since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. It’s another easy 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 inhibit your system’s efficiency and block air flow, it could also cause an abrupt 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 check is the breaker for your furnace. Sometimes a problem can be as minor as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A frequent misconception is that a homeowner should close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. 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 issues the team at Colvin's Heating and Cooling are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 816-379-3918.