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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t depend on the weather in Metro Atlanta, but one thing the team at ACS Inc wants you to be able to count on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you require all year. When your furnace is having problems 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, reliable self lately, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at ACS Inc.

Check the Thermostat

We have been on a job where all we had to do was 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 want it to do.

One thing to look at while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats are equipped with a low battery warning, but if it’s been some time 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 complications. Not only will a dirty filter hinder your system’s efficiency and block air flow, it could also cause a sudden breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is effortless 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 check 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 generate higher pressure inside 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 issues the team at ACS 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.