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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t count on the weather in Lawrence, but one thing the team at Scott Temperature 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 expected in your future. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self as of late, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Scott Temperature.

Check the Thermostat

We have been on a job where all we had to do was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily overlook flipping the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you want it to do.

Something else to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if some time has passed 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 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 effortless and it can play a huge role in keeping your system functioning at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to investigate is the breaker for your furnace. It’s often the case that a problem can be as minor as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A frequent misconception is that a homeowner should shut the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. Closed vents cause higher pressure inside 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 issues the team at Scott Temperature are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 785-269-0465.

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