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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t depend on the weather in Greensburg, but one thing the team at Wallpe Heating & Cooling 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 need all year. When your furnace is having trouble 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, dependable self recently, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Wallpe Heating & Cooling.

Check the Thermostat

We have received calls where all we had to do 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.

Another thing to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of 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 painless 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 hinder your system’s efficiency and decrease air flow, it could also cause a sudden breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is simple and it can play a huge role in keeping your system operating 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 minor as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A frequent 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 within 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 Wallpe Heating & Cooling are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 812-663-7252.

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