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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t count on the weather in Cedar Rapids, but one thing the team at Ilten's Incorporated wants you to be able to count on is your heating and cooling system. Having a cozy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you expect all year. When your furnace is having trouble you may think that means a furnace repair can be looming on the horizon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self lately, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Ilten's Incorporated.

Check the Thermostat

We have received calls where we simply had to switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While adjusting the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you need it to do.

Another thing to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats are equipped with a low battery warning, but if some time has passed since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. It’s another painless fix that could save you a repair call.

Check the Filter

A dirty air filter can create all sorts of complications. Not only will a dirty filter inhibit your system’s efficiency and decrease air flow, it could also cause an unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is easy and it can play a huge role in keeping your system functioning at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to look at is the breaker for your furnace. Occasionally a problem can be as minor as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A frequent misconception is that a homeowner should close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair in the future. Closed vents create higher pressure throughout 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 issues the team at Ilten's Incorporated are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 319-208-3295.

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