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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

October 07, 2015

You can’t bank on the weather in Plainfield, but one thing the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc wants you to be able to depend on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you expect all year. When your furnace is having problems 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 as of late, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc.

Check the Thermostat

We have been on a job where all we had to do was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While changing 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.

Another thing to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if it’s been a while 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 complications. Not only will a dirty filter cripple your system’s efficiency and block 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 huge 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. 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 seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. Closed vents create 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 problems the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 815-410-1231.