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What to Check Before Calling For A Furnace Repair

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When facing furnace issues, it is important to know what to check before calling for a furnace repair. A few checks can potentially solve the problem and as always Air Source Home Comfort is here to help in any way we can.

What to Check Before Calling For A Furnace Repair Guide

  1. Confirm Thermostat Settings:

    • Verify that your thermostat is not only set to your desired temperature but also functioning correctly. If you have a programmable thermostat, double-check the schedule and settings to ensure they align with your comfort preferences.
  2. Check Power Supply:

    • Investigate the power supply by checking the circuit breaker. If the breaker has tripped, you will need to call Air Source Home Comfort to investigate. Also, confirm that the furnace switch is turned on.
  3. Check Thermostat Batteries:

    • Ensure that the thermostat batteries are in good condition. Weak or dead batteries can affect the thermostat’s performance and lead to heating issues. Replace the batteries if needed.
  4. Air Filters:

    • Regularly replace or clean air filters based on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Clogged filters can impede airflow, causing the furnace to work harder and less efficiently. Proper maintenance ensures optimal performance.
  5. Vents and Registers:

    • Examine all vents and registers in your home. Ensure they are open and unobstructed to allow for proper airflow. An airflow restriction will cause your furnace to shut down.
  6. Condensate Drain:

    • High-efficiency furnaces have a condensate drain. Check for any blockages, as a clogged drain may trigger a safety shutdown. Clearing the drain can potentially resolve the issue, but if problems persist, it’s time to consult Air Source Home Comfort.
  7. Exhaust Flue:

    • Inspect the exhaust flue for any obstructions. Blockages will lead to safety shutdowns as the furnace may struggle to expel combustion gases. Commonly, things get placed against the vents or snow blocks the venting. Confirm that nothing is blocking the venting system.
  8. Unusual Sounds or Smells:

    • Firstly listen for any unusual sounds, such as banging or rattling, then take note of any unusual smells coming from the furnace. If there are any unusual noises or smells shut down the furnace. These could be indicators of underlying issues, and reporting them to Air Source Home Comfort will help in diagnosing the problem accurately.

By conducting these checks, you may resolve the issue without the need for immediate professional assistance. If problems persist, contact Air Source Home Comfort for efficient and expert furnace repairs. Our team is dedicated to optimizing your home comfort.

Air Source Home Comfort Technician Repairing a Furnace

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