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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t count on the weather in Asheville, but one thing the team at 1st Choice Service Group Inc wants you to be able to trust in is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you need 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, dependable self recently, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at 1st Choice Service Group Inc.

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 overlook flipping 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. 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 change. It’s another painless 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 unexpected breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is effortless and it can play a huge role in keeping your system running at its best.

Check the Switches

The first switch you’ll want to look at is the breaker for your furnace. Sometimes 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 tried our troubleshooting tips and you’re still having problems the team at 1st Choice Service Group 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.