You need your furnace to keep you warm and protect your home from dangerously cold weather. When your home loses heat, it can be frustrating and stressful.
Here are some quick tips on what to check before you schedule a service call. Sometimes, the problem is simple to fix, and we would love to save you the time and trouble of having a technician do something that you can easily do yourself.
Check Your Thermostat.
Is it set to HEAT or AUTO? It’s easy to forget to update the settings when the seasons change. Your thermostat may need new batteries if it isn’t turning on at all. That simple fix may be all you need to get your system up and running again.
Replace Your Air Filter.
Dirt can cause a lot of trouble for your furnace. When it builds up, it hinders performance and blocks air flow. To protect your system, replace your air filters frequently and schedule regular maintenance. It’s possible that replacing your filter could improve air flow and heat production.
Check for Adequate Air Flow.
Your furnace is designed to run with a certain amount of ventilation. Check for furniture, doors, or closed air vents that may be blocking air flow.
Reset the Breaker.
Losing power, even briefly, may trip the breaker as a protection against surges. Turn the breaker off completely and then on again to restore power to your unit.
If these troubleshooting tips don’t get your furnace up and running again, please schedule an appointment for service. Our technicians are well-trained and ready to diagnose what’s going on in your home. Also, we always explain any options you have for repair, so you can make the best decision for your home and budget.
When you call A.B. May, you experience our tradition of quality service and integrity. Schedule an appointment today. We would love to serve you and help your home warm up as soon as possible.