Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair10/07/2015The shifting weather in York can mean a host of things, from the changing color of leaves to switching on your furnace for the colder months. Of course, total home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like doing that. That doesn’t mean that you’re headed for furnace repair though. When your furnace stops working or you notice it operating weirdly, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the experts at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc for furnace repair. Here are four troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout. 1) Check your thermostat This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do on their own, and might solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is: Set to “heat” Turned up higher than the room temperature Utilizing a new battery 2) Look at the furnace filter Dirty filters can cause furnaces to act out of the ordinary, making them shut down without notice and without making a sound. Furnace filters have been the cause for many 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 inhibits airflow. 3) Find and inspect your furnace’s switches Most of the time, switches to your furnace are found: Close to the furnace and typically look like your regular light switch. At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your furnace and figure out if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then switch it back to the On position. 4) Open all of your vents A routine mistake among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this may actually lead to a need for furnace repair. Closing these vents could potentially cause your system to be less efficient and turn off because of added airflow pressure. If you’ve done these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back operating, it’s probably time to give us a shout. The pros at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc in York are here to make sure all of your furnace repair needs are met, so give us a call at 717-755-4127 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.