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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t depend on the weather in Manassas, but one thing the team at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. wants you to be able to depend on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable 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, dependable self lately, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc..

Check the Thermostat

We have received calls where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While adjusting the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily overlook flipping the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you would like it to do.

One thing to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats are equipped with 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 simple 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 simple 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 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 in the future. Closed vents generate 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 Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 703-260-1148.

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