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How to Troubleshoot a Furnace and When to Call a Professional

Fall and winter are two seasons that many of us out there look forward to. It’s hard to dread cooler temperatures after a long, hot summer. On top of that, the fall and winter months bring along the holidays. We’re sure you’re looking forward to outings at the pumpkin patch, sipping apple cider with your loved ones, or even enjoying warm nights indoors. Although all these things are great and important too, it’s important to make sure that the basics of your home are handled properly. 

This is where we can help you when it comes to your furnace repairs and maintenance in Pueblo, CO. We know that you might want to take some steps before you get to the point of calling a professional. That’s why we’re here to round up some vital tips that are going to help you with exactly what you need.

Tips You Should Try on Your Furnace

Here are some tips that you should try with your furnace when things start to go awry with your furnace system.

1. Check the Furnace Filter

The number one thing that you should do is make sure that you’re staying on top of your furnace services. Checking your furnace filter is the best way to do this. Your furnace has a filter in it that’s in charge of keeping your heater clean and ready to perform. A fresh furnace filter will eliminate a variety of issues that you have going on in your home.

2. Check Furnace On/Off Switch

This might seem like a glaringly obvious tip, but sometimes when we’re focused on fixing something we overlook the basics and run straight to the details. That’s why you should make sure that your furnace is on before trying other tips.

3. Check the Breaker Switch on Electrical Panel

Sometimes, you might have just flipped the switch on your breaker by overpowering the system. Take a trip over to your electrical panel to make sure that this isn’t the case in your home. 

4. Check Furnace Flame

Your furnace flame should be steady and blue. If it isn’t, you’re going to have trouble with your furnace’s performance.

5. Ensure Front Panel is Secure

Make sure that the front panel on your furnace is secure. It’s likely that it won’t be able to run if it’s not in place.

6. Ensure Vents and Registers are Not Blocked

The last thing you want are blocked vents or registers in your home. It’s easy to block these vents and registers during a mild fall season. Moving everything out of the way is an easy and effective way to make sure that you’re getting quality service.

Contact Smith Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical to schedule an appointment with our professionals. 

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