Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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You can’t count on the weather in West Columbia, but one thing the team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. wants you to be able to count 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 trouble 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, dependable self recently, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc..

Check the Thermostat

We have received calls where all we had to do was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While changing the thermostat for the season, it’s easy for a homeowner to forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you need 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 some time since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. 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 operating at its best.

Check the Switches

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

Check the Vents

A common misconception is that a homeowner should seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. Closed vents generate higher pressure inside your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.

If you’ve been through our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having troubles the team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 803-796-9172.

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