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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t depend on the weather in Reinholds, but one thing the team at County Line Mechanical LLC 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 looming on the horizon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, stable self lately, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at County Line Mechanical LLC.

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where all we had to do was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting the thermostat for the season, it’s easy for a homeowner to forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you want it to do.

Something else to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats are equipped with 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 easy 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 effortless and it can play a big role in keeping your system running at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to look at is the breaker for your furnace. Sometimes a problem can be as easy to fix as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A typical misconception is that a homeowner should shut the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair in the future. Closed vents cause 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 issues the team at County Line Mechanical LLC are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 717-216-0846.

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