No one wants to wake up to a cold house in the middle of winter due to their furnace calling it quits. Today’s furnaces and heat pumps are quite reliable, but require maintenance to perform in tip-top shape. Every once in a while furnace repair is necessary. There are a few things you can double check before calling an HVAC company for repair to troubleshoot your furnace.Troubleshoot before calling for Repair
The best place to start if your furnace isn’t working is to make sure the power to it is turned on. This may sound obvious, but usually furnace power switches are in a low or hidden area inside the HVAC closet and can get turned off by something falling or shifting in the closet. Save the hassle and expense of a service call by checking this first. Be sure that your thermostat is turned on to the heat function and the temperature set above room temp. It’s possible a family member turned it off and/or forgot to turn it back on.
Checking your breaker box should be the next step. If you power to the furnace has been tripped, a quick flip of the switch might bring the heat back. Next, if your furnace is gas, check that the gas valve is on and that the pilot light is lit.… Read More