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Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair

You can’t count on the weather in Beaverton, but one thing the team at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. 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 complications you may think that means a furnace repair can be needed soon. That may not be the case. If your furnace hasn’t been its usual, stable self lately, there are a couple of things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at Garoken Energy Co. 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 changing the thermostat for the season, a homeowner can easily forget to flip the switch, telling your heating and cooling system what you need it to do.

One thing to look at 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 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 problems. Not only will a dirty filter hinder your system’s efficiency and block air flow, it could also cause an abrupt 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 investigate is the breaker for your furnace. It’s often the case that a problem can be as easy to fix as a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

Check the Vents

A typical misconception is that a homeowner should seal the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the road. Closed vents generate higher pressure throughout 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 Garoken Energy Co. 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.