Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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You can’t bank on the weather in Lexington, but one thing the team at Kelley Mechanical wants you to be able to count on is your heating and cooling system. Having a cozy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you expect 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, reliable self lately, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Kelley Mechanical.

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where the only thing we did was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While adjusting 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 need it to do.

Something else to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all 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 switch. 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 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 look at is the breaker for your furnace. It’s often the case that 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 shut the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. Closed vents create higher pressure within 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 problems the team at Kelley Mechanical are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 859-209-3003.

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