Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair10/07/2015The fluctuating weather in Locust can mean a number of things, from the changing color of leaves to switching on your furnace for the season. Of course, total 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 predestined for furnace repair though. When your furnace quits working or you notice it operating weirdly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the team at Dynamic Comfort Solutions for furnace repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call. 1) Check your thermostat This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and could solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is: Set to “heat” Programmed higher than the room temperature Working with 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 noise. 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 swap it out yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter lowers your system’s efficiency and inhibits airflow. 3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches The majority of the time, switches to your furnace are found: Near the furnace and normally look like your everyday light switch. At your circuit breaker panel. Identify 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 common blunder among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down 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 Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust are here to make sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 704-485-5506 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.