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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t depend on the weather in Utica, but one thing the team at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 expect all year. When your furnace is having complications you may think that means a furnace repair can be needed soon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, reliable self as of late, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc..

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 overlook flipping the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you need it to do.

Another thing to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Most digital thermostats are equipped with a low battery warning, but if it’s been a while since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. It’s another easy 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 inhibit your system’s efficiency and decrease 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 major role in keeping your system operating at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to look at is the breaker for your furnace. It’s often the case that a problem can be as simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A common misconception is that a homeowner should shut the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair in the future. Closed vents generate higher pressure throughout your duct system and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.

If you’ve gone through our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having problems the team at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at or set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.