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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t count on the weather in Omaha, but one thing the team at The Frazier Company 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 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 The Frazier Company.

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where the only thing we did was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While changing the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you want it to do.

Something else to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats give a low battery warning, but if some time has passed since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a change. 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 cripple 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 easy and it can play a huge role in keeping your system running at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to investigate is the breaker for your furnace. It’s often the case that a problem can be as simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A common 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 create 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 troubles the team at The Frazier Company are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 402-628-0206.

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