How to Handle Furnace Repair 101

Winter is upon us, and you’re counting on your furnace to keep your home warm and cozy. But what happens when it breaks? You can’t ignore a broken furnace; instead, you need to take action by troubleshooting the issue and assessing whether or not repair is necessary. Let’s take a look at how to handle furnace repair!

Assessing the Problem

Before calling in a professional, there are a few steps you can take on your own to assess the problem and fix it if possible. First, check that all settings of the thermostat are correct. Make sure it is set for heat mode and that the temperature setting is higher than the current room temperature. If not, then adjust accordingly. Also make sure that all vents are open and unobstructed. Check for any blockages due to furniture or other items blocking airflow from the vents into rooms.

If these steps don’t resolve the issue, then it may be time to call in a professional technician who can check for more complex problems such as worn-out blower motors or clogged filters which may require a part replacement. It is important to find out what exactly needs replacing before proceeding with repairs so you know what parts may be needed and how much they will cost. The reputable technicians at Bear AC and Heating can provide an estimate before doing any work so you can decide whether or not repairs are worth it in comparison with installing an entirely new system.

Repair vs Replacement

In some cases, it makes more sense financially to replace an old unit rather than repair one due to high energy costs associated with inefficient systems. Newer units tend to use less energy than older ones so replacing an older model could potentially save money over time on heating costs as well as maintenance fees associated with frequent repairs of older units. You can depend on our technicians to help determine which option would be best for your particular situation after evaluating your system’s condition and age. 

In conclusion, when assessing furnace repair needs, start by checking the settings of your thermostat and making sure all vents are open and unobstructed in order to identify any potential issues that are easily resolved without professional help. If this doesn’t solve the problem, then call in a professional who can diagnose more complex issues such as worn-out parts or inefficient systems that may require repair or even replacement depending on your particular situation. With proper assessment and handling of furnace repair needs, you won’t have to worry about being left out in the cold this winter! When it comes time to call in a professional to help assess the problem, give the experts at Bear AC and Heating a call!