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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t count on the weather in Odessa, but one thing the team at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning 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 expect all year. When your furnace is having problems 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, dependable self lately, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where the only thing we did was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While changing the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you want it to do.

Something else to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of 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 painless 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 hinder your system’s efficiency and decrease 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 huge role in keeping your system functioning at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to check is the breaker for your furnace. Occasionally a problem can be as minor as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A frequent misconception is that a homeowner should close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. Closed vents create higher pressure within 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 432-237-0168.

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