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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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 comfortable 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 needed soon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self recently, 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 we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While changing 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.

Something else to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats give a low battery warning, but if it’s been a while since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a switch. It’s another painless fix that could save you a repair call.

Check the Filter

A dirty air filter can create all sorts of troubles. Not only will a dirty filter hinder 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 simple 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. Sometimes a problem can be as simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A common misconception is that a homeowner should shut the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. 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.

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