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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t count on the weather in Muskogee, but one thing the team at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. wants you to be able to depend on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfy home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you need all year. When your furnace is having complications 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 recently, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc..

Check the Thermostat

We have had calls where all we had to do was switch a thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. While adjusting the thermostat for the season, it’s easy for a homeowner to forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you want it to do.

Another thing to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. The majority of 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 switch. It’s another easy 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 cripple your system’s efficiency and stifle 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 major role in keeping your system running 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 minor as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A frequent misconception is that a homeowner should close the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair in the future. Closed vents create 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, 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.