Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

October 07, 2015

You can’t depend on the weather in Carpentersville, but one thing the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc wants you to be able to trust in is your heating and cooling system. Having a cozy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you require 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, stable self as of late, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc.

Check the Thermostat

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

One thing to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if some time has passed since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a switch. It’s another easy 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 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 easy and it can play a major 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. Occasionally a problem can be as simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A common 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 throughout 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 224-412-8308.