Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

October 07, 2015

You can’t count on the weather in Tuscaloosa, but one thing the team at KDM Service Corporation 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 require all year. When your furnace is having complications 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 recently, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at KDM Service Corporation.

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While setting 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.

One thing to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if some time has passed since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a switch. It’s another painless 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 block 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 big role in keeping your system functioning at its best.

Check the Switches

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

Check the Vents

A common misconception is that a homeowner should seal 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 been through our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having troubles the team at KDM Service Corporation are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 205-208-8090.