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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t depend on the weather in Groves, but one thing the team at Air Solutions, Inc wants you to be able to depend on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfy 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 lately, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Air Solutions, Inc.

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While changing 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.

One thing to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats give a low battery warning, but if it’s been some time since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a switch. It’s another simple 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 stifle air flow, it could also cause an unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is simple and it can play a major role in keeping your system running 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 simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A common misconception is that a homeowner should close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. Closed vents cause 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 issues the team at Air Solutions, Inc 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.