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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t count on the weather in Brandon, but one thing the team at Brandon Heating and Plumbing wants you to be able to count on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable 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 a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Brandon Heating and Plumbing.

Check the Thermostat

We have received calls where we simply had to 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 would like it to do.

Something else to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats give a low battery warning, but if it’s been a while since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a switch. 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 inhibit your system’s efficiency and block 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 big role in keeping your system functioning 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 close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. Closed vents generate higher pressure throughout 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 troubles the team at Brandon Heating and Plumbing are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 204-728-0180.

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