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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t depend on the weather in McHenry, but one thing the team at wants you to be able to depend on is your heating and cooling system. Having a cozy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you need 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, reliable self recently, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at .

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting 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 at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of digital thermostats are equipped with 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 painless 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 decrease air flow, it could also cause a sudden breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is easy and it can play a major role in keeping your system functioning at its best.

Check the Switches

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

Check the Vents

A frequent misconception is that a homeowner should shut the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. Closed vents cause higher pressure inside 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 are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 815-410-1128.

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