While sometimes furnace problems need to be attended to by a professional, some issues can be avoided by following a simple checklist:
Check to make sure that your furnace is getting power
Double check your fuse box for any tripped circuit breakers. It’s common that this is the case when trying to figure out what is wrong with your furnace. It can also help indicate a larger problem, if there is one, with your electrical system.
Make sure that the furnace power has been switched “ON”
Most of the time, furnaces are often tucked into uncomfortable and small spaces. Because of this, the switch can easily be turned “OFF”.
Ensure that nothing is blocking the fresh air intake & Exhaust
Many modern furnaces have fresh air intakes and exhausts that run through the side of your home. Look and see if you can notice any blockages such as wind-blown leaves and debris.
Double check your thermostat settings
While it seems obvious, we’ve seen it overlooked over and over again by homeowners. When your furnace isn’t working it’s easy to worry and assume the worst. Make sure that your thermostat is set to “HEAT” and that the temperature you set it to is high enough to encourage the furnace to come on.
Don’t forget the batteries!
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Take a peek at your furnace filter
If you notice your furnace firing up and not blowing as hard, as usual, it might be an indication that your air filter needs to be replaced. Over time debris can clog your filter and end up limiting the airflow going through your furnace system. Typically, most filters should be changed every three months.
After going through this checklist and your furnace is still having problems, no need to worry. Give us a call today and we will help save you time, money, and frustration.