Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for Furnace Repair10/07/2015 You can’t bank on the weather in Chadron, but one thing the team at MPC Heating & Cooling wants you to be able to count on is your heating and cooling system. Having a comfortable home isn’t a seasonal thing, it’s something you expect 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, stable self recently, there are a few things a homeowner can do before calling in the experts at MPC Heating & Cooling. 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 need it to do. One thing to look over while you’re at the thermostat is the battery. Almost all digital thermostats have a low battery warning, but if it’s been some time since you’ve changed batteries it may be time for a swap. It’s another painless fix that could save you a repair call. Check the Filter A dirty air filter can create all sorts of complications. Not only will a dirty filter cripple your system’s efficiency and stifle air flow, it could also cause an abrupt breakdown. Changing the filter in your heating and cooling system is simple and it can play a big role in keeping your system running at its best. Check the Switches The first switch you’ll want to investigate is the breaker for your furnace. Occasionally a problem can be as simple as a tripped breaker or blown fuse. Check the Vents A common misconception is that a homeowner should shut the vents in unused rooms. This could actually lead to a furnace repair down the line. Closed vents generate higher pressure within 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 troubles the team at MPC Heating & Cooling 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.