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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t depend on the weather in Derby, but one thing the team at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning wants you to be able to trust in is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you expect all year. When your furnace is having trouble you may think that means a furnace repair can be expected in your future. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self as of late, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning.

Check the Thermostat

We have been on a job where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While changing the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily forget to flip 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. Most digital thermostats have 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 inhibit your system’s efficiency and stifle 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 functioning 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 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 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 problems the team at Giordanos 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 203-734-7648.

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