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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t depend on the weather in Rochester, but one thing the team at Brogan Heating & AC Inc wants you to be able to count on 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 expected in your future. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, stable self as of late, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Brogan Heating & AC Inc.

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where all we had to do was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While changing 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 would like it to do.

Another thing to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most 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 change. 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 stifle air flow, it could also cause an abrupt breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is effortless and it can play a major role in keeping your system running at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to investigate is the breaker for your furnace. Occasionally 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 line. Closed vents create higher pressure throughout your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.

If you’ve been through our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having troubles the team at Brogan Heating & AC Inc are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 507-218-0088.

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