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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

The shifting weather in Reeds Spring can mean a number of things, from the changing color of leaves to turning on your furnace for the cooler months. Of course, whole home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like cooperating. That doesn’t mean that you’re automatically destined for furnace repair though.

When your furnace stops working or you notice it operating weirdly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the pros at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc for furnace repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring. 

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do on their own, and may solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “heat”
  • Programmed higher than the room temperature
  • Using a new battery

2) Look at the furnace filter 

Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act weirdly, making them shut down without notice and without making a noise. Furnace filters have been the cause for a lot of furnace repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can change it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter diminishes your system’s efficiency and harms airflow.

3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches

Nearly all of the time, switches to your furnace are found:

  • Around the furnace and usually look like your regular light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your furnace and find out if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then re-set it back to the On position. 

4) Open all of your vents

A routine blunder among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents may potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve completed these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back up and running, it’s probably time to give us a shout. The experts at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc in Reeds Spring are here to be sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 417-739-4606 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.