Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

October 07, 2015

You can’t count on the weather in Rapid City, but one thing the team at Street Heating and Cooling wants you to be able to trust in is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you require all year. When your furnace is having complications you may think that means a furnace repair can be needed soon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self as of late, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Street Heating and Cooling.

Check the Thermostat

We have received calls where all we had to do was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting 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.

Something else to check 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 switch. It’s another simple 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 unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is easy and it can play a big 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 in the future. Closed vents generate higher pressure throughout 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 Street Heating and Cooling are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 605-206-3915.

You can’t count on the weather in Rapid City, but one thing the team at Street Heating and Cooling wants you to be able to trust in is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you require all year. When your furnace is having complications you may think that means a furnace repair can be needed soon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self as of late, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Street Heating and Cooling. Check the Thermostat We have received calls where all we had to do was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting 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. Something else to check 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 switch. It’s another simple 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 unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is easy and it can play a big 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 in the future. Closed vents generate higher pressure throughout 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 Street Heating and Cooling are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 605-206-3915. ">