Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair10/07/2015The fluctuating weather in Macon can mean a host 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 helping us out. That doesn’t mean that you’re headed for furnace repair though. When your furnace fails to work or you notice it behaving strangely, there are four things you can check on before calling in the pros at Air Temperature Control for furnace repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call. 1) Check your thermostat This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do independently, and may solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is: Set to “heat” Turned up higher than the room temperature Working with a fresh battery 2) Look at the furnace filter Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act erratically, making them shut down without notice and without making a sound. Furnace filters have been the cause for a lot of furnace repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can exchange it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty furnace filter diminishes your system’s efficiency and harms airflow. 3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches Nearly all of the time, switches to your furnace are found: Close to the furnace and normally look like your everyday light switch. At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your furnace and find 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 mistake among homeowners is to close vents in unused 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 turn off because of added airflow pressure. If you’ve tried these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back up and running, it’s probably time to give us a ring. The experts at Air Temperature Control in Macon are here to make sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 478-784-1109 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.