Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

October 07, 2015

You can’t count on the weather in Jefferson City, but one thing the team at Stieferman Heating Company Inc wants you to be able to trust in is your heating and cooling system. Having a cozy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you require 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 as of late, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Stieferman Heating Company Inc.

Check the Thermostat

We have received calls where all we had to do was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While adjusting 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.

Another thing to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if it’s been a while 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 cripple your system’s efficiency and decrease 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 operating at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to investigate is the breaker for your furnace. It’s often the case that a problem can be as minor as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A frequent misconception is that a homeowner should close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair in the future. 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 Stieferman Heating Company Inc are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 573-203-3908.