Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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The fluctuating weather in Florissant can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to switching on your furnace for the colder months. Of course, complete 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 headed for furnace repair though.

When your furnace stops working or you notice it behaving oddly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the pros at B & B Heating & Cooling for furnace repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring. 

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do themselves, and could solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “heat”
  • Programmed higher than the room temperature
  • Utilizing a new battery

2) Look at the furnace filter 

Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act weirdly, making them shut down without notice and without making a peep. Furnace filters have been the cause for quite a few 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 diminishes your system’s efficiency and harms airflow.

3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches

Nearly all of the time, switches to your furnace are found:

  • Around the furnace and normally look like your stereotypical light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Find 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 switch it back to the On position. 

4) Open all of your vents

A routine mistake among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve completed these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back operating, it’s probably time to give us a ring. The experts at B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant are here to ensure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 314-838-9800.

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