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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

The fluctuating weather in Englewood can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to flipping on your furnace for the colder months. Of course, complete home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like helping us out. That doesn’t mean that you’re headed for furnace repair though.

When your furnace stops working or you notice it behaving strangely, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the pros at TemperaturePro® for furnace repair. Here are four 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 could solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “heat”
  • Turned up higher than the room temperature
  • Utilizing a fresh battery

2) Look at the furnace filter 

Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act out of the ordinary, making them shut down without notice and without making a peep. Furnace filters have been the cause for many furnace repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can exchange it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter decreases your system’s efficiency and reduces airflow.

3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches

Most of the time, switches to your furnace are found:

  • Around the furnace and usually look like your everyday 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 switch it back to the On position. 

4) Open all of your vents

A common error among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this may actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve done these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back up and running, it’s probably time to give us a ring. The pros at TemperaturePro® in Englewood are here to make sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 720-446-5100 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.