Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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You can’t depend on the weather in East Bernard, but one thing the team at E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service 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 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 E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service.

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 forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you would like it to do.

Something else to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if it’s been some time 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 complications. Not only will a dirty filter hinder your system’s efficiency and stifle 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 big role in keeping your system operating at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to look at is the breaker for your furnace. Sometimes a problem can be as minor as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A frequent misconception is that a homeowner should close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair in the future. 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 E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at or set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.

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