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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t bank on the weather in Winnipeg, but one thing the team at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to be able to depend on is your heating and cooling system. Having a cozy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you require all year. When your furnace is having trouble 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, stable self lately, there are some things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check the Thermostat

We have been on a job 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.

Something else to check while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if it’s been a while 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 problems. Not only will a dirty filter hinder your system’s efficiency and decrease air flow, it could also cause a sudden 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 look at is the breaker for your furnace. Occasionally a problem can be as simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

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

If you’ve tried our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having issues the team at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning are always there for you to make sure all of your home comfort needs are met. Give us a call at 204-272-8128.

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