Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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The fluctuating weather in Waxahachie can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to flipping on your furnace for the cooler months. Of course, complete 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 fails to work or you notice it operating strangely, there are four things you can check on before calling in the pros at C&C Refrigeration Inc. for furnace repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout. 

1) Check your thermostat

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

  • Set to “heat”
  • Set higher than the room temperature
  • Utilizing a newer battery

2) Look at the furnace filter 

Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act erratically, making them shut down without notice and without making a peep. Furnace filters have been the cause for quite a few 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 decreases your system’s efficiency and harms airflow.

3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches

The majority of the time, switches to your furnace are found:

  • Close to the furnace and typically look like your stereotypical light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint 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 typical mistake among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents could potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve tried these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back in working order, it’s probably time to give us a call. The team at C&C Refrigeration Inc. in Waxahachie are here to ensure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 972-938-0033.

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