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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

The fluctuating weather in Bountiful can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to switching on your furnace for the cooler months. Of course, complete home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like cooperating. That doesn’t mean that you’re headed for furnace repair though.

When your furnace stops working or you notice it operating oddly, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the pros at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling for furnace repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring. 

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do independently, 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 new battery

2) Look at the furnace filter 

Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act erratically, making them shut down without notice and without making a noise. Furnace filters have been the cause for quite a few furnace repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can swap it out yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter diminishes your system’s efficiency and reduces airflow.

3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches

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

  • Around the furnace and usually look like your stereotypical light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Find 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 mistake among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied 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 ring. The experts at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling in Bountiful are here to be sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 801-295-3357 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.