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 DIY tips to try before you schedule a service call. Problems sometimes have simple solutions, 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.
The first step to it check your thermostat settings. Is it set to HEAT or AUTO? People often forget to update the settings when the seasons change. It’s also possible to change settings or even turn it off accidentally. Finally, try replacing the batteries. If your unit 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. Honestly, it’s the number one problem we see when heaters aren’t working. When dust builds up, it hinders performance and blocks airflow. To protect your system, replace your air filters frequently and schedule regular maintenance. Replacing your filter could improve both airflow and heat production.
Check for Adequate AirFlow.
Your furnace is designed to run with a certain amount of ventilation. Check for furniture, doors, or closed air vents that may be blocking airflow. It’s common practice to close vents in less-visited parts of the house, but each vent has a role in the overall design of your heating system. Try opening up your airflow (combined with a clean air filter!) and see if it improves performance.
Reset the Breaker.
Losing power, even briefly, may trip the breaker to protect against surges. Turn the switch off entirely 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 that you can make the best decision for your home and budget.
When you call A.B. May, you experience our tradition of exceptional home service. Schedule an appointment today. We would love to serve you and help keep your home warm this season.