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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t count on the weather in Alice, but one thing the team at Rescue Heating & Air wants you to be able to count on 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 problems you may think that means a furnace repair can be looming on the horizon. 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 Rescue Heating & Air .

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where the only thing we did was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily forget to flip 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. Most digital thermostats give a low battery warning, but if it’s been some time since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a change. 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 decrease 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 huge role in keeping your system running 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 simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A common misconception is that a homeowner should seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. Closed vents generate higher pressure inside your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.

If you’ve tried our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having issues the team at Rescue Heating & Air are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 361-265-4371.

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