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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t count on the weather in Bossier City, but one thing the team at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning 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 expect 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 some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning.

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 forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you need it to do.

Another thing to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats are equipped with a low battery warning, but if some time has passed since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. It’s another simple 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 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 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 look at 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 seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. Closed vents create higher pressure within your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.

If you’ve tried our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having troubles the team at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 800-COOLING.

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