Troubleshoot Your Furnace

Are Your Trying  To Figure Out What  Is Wrong With  Your Furnace?

Your furnace is one of the  most complex (and expensive) appliances in your home.  So when it stops working  there is no time to lose.  Oftentimes, the solution  is simple. To save you from having to make a service call, here are a couple of troubleshooting tips that’ll help you narrow down the problem and navigate what to do next!

To troubleshoot a furnace, start with the obvious. Is your thermostat set  to "heat"? If yes, check that your temperature setting is high enough  to activate the furnace.  Remember: be patient. Your furnace has to heat up first before the blower comes on.

Is Your Heat On?

If the switch is on, but your furnace is still not working, check to see if you have a tripped breaker. Your breaker box is (hopefully) labeled “Furnace” or “HVAC” next to the correct breaker.  If not, look for a tripped breaker and reset it, if you can.

Do You Have A Tripped Breaker?

Modern furnaces come with safety switches on their front panels that don’t allow the furnace to engage if it’s not properly closed. Check to see if your panel door is secure.

Is Your Front Panel Door Secure?

Dirty and clogged furnace filters are  a common problem. Air filters trap  dust, hair, and other particles. If not changed regularly, they can restrict air flowing through your  furnace system.

Are Your  Filters Clogged?

If all else fails and you can't figure out what is wrong with the furnace, it might be time to call the professionals. Sometimes troubleshooting furnace results in figuring that the problem is more involved than changing a filter or closing a panel.

Have You Called  An Expert?