Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

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The fluctuating weather in Marietta can mean a number of things, from the changing color of leaves to turning on your furnace for the colder months. Of course, whole home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like helping us out. That doesn’t mean that you’re predestined for furnace repair though.

When your furnace quits working or you notice it operating weirdly, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the pros at Boyles Mechanical LLC for furnace repair. Here are four 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 might 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 newer 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 sound. Furnace filters have been the cause for many furnace repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can change it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter diminishes your system’s efficiency and harms airflow.

3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches

Nearly all of the time, switches to your furnace are found:

  • Around the furnace and normally look like your everyday light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint the breaker that controls your furnace and figure out 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 typical error among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working 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 call. The experts at Boyles Mechanical LLC in Marietta are here to ensure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 866-326-9537.

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