Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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You can’t depend on the weather in Pella, but one thing the team at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating 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 need 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 Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating.

Check the Thermostat

We have received calls where all we had to do was 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 need it to do.

Another thing to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if some time has passed since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. 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 cripple 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 effortless and it can play a big role in keeping your system operating at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to check 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 seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. 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 troubles the team at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 641-628-3621.

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