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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t count on the weather in Denton, but one thing the team at Oak Point Heating and Air LLC wants you to be able to count on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you need all year. When your furnace is having problems you may think that means a furnace repair can be expected in your future. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self lately, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Oak Point Heating and Air LLC.

Check the Thermostat

We have received calls where all we had to do 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 would like it to do.

One thing to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of 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 easy fix that could save you a repair call.

Check the Filter

A dirty air filter can create all sorts of troubles. Not only will a dirty filter hinder your system’s efficiency and stifle air flow, it could also cause an unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is effortless and it can play a big role in keeping your system operating 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 simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A common misconception is that a homeowner should close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. Closed vents generate 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 issues the team at Oak Point Heating and Air LLC are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 940-202-1202.

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