Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair10/07/2015The fluctuating weather in San Angelo can mean a variety of things, from the changing color of leaves to switching on your furnace for the colder months. Of course, complete home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like cooperating. That doesn’t mean that you’re predestined for furnace repair though. When your furnace stops working or you notice it operating oddly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the pros at Air-Dynamics Inc for furnace repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring. 1) Check your thermostat This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do on their own, and may solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is: Set to “heat” Set higher than the room temperature Utilizing a new battery 2) Look at the furnace filter Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act out of the ordinary, making them shut down without notice and without making a noise. Furnace filters have been the cause for a lot of furnace repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can exchange it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter lowers your system’s efficiency and reduces airflow. 3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches The majority of the time, switches to your furnace are found: Close to the furnace and typically look like your stereotypical light switch. At your circuit breaker panel. Identify the breaker that controls your furnace and determine if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then flip it back to the On position. 4) Open all of your vents A routine error among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents could potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down because of added airflow pressure. If you’ve completed these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back in working order, it’s probably time to give us a ring. The experts at Air-Dynamics Inc in San Angelo are here to be sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 325-655-2515 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.