If things are running well, many don’t notice their furnace at all. However, when your furnace starts having trouble, it’s hard to think about anything else.
At times, your furnace may be in need of a new filter, a new part, or even replacement. In any case, only licensed professionals should be doing repairs on it, and like any licensed professional, they cost money.
Spending money when you don’t necessarily have to is not something we recommend to anybody.
So, if you’re having furnace trouble, here are 7 things to inspect before calling a licensed technician:
- Check if your thermostat is set correctly – Believe it or not, this happens. Your thermostat may be set to a temperature lower than your comfort level and that may be the only reason why your furnace isn’t heating your house. Your thermostat could also be broken, in which case you will need a replacement.
- Ensure the furnace switch is on – There should be a switch beside or near your furnace that needs to be turned to the ON position for your furnace to function. It can often look like a light switch and may have been switched off by accident.
- Make sure the furnace fuse or breaker is on – Locate the electrical panel in your home and find the switch or fuse that is connected to your furnace. If the breaker is tripped (in-between on and off) push it all the way off and then switch it back on. If the fuse is blown, you will have to replace the fuse with the same size fuse as before. If the furnace continues to shut down there may be connectivity issues and you should call a professional.
- Check the status of your furnace filter – If your filter is either extremely dirty. Your furnace could be shutting down because of a lack of airflow.
- Clear all snow from any vent terminations – High efficiency furnaces have exhaust and intake pipes that connect to an exterior wall. When there is a large snowfall they can often get clogged up with snow and shut down your furnace without any warning. By clearing the snow from the surrounding area and the pipes, your furnace should start up again on its own.
- Ensure that furnace access panels are fully re-installed after filter replacements – There may be a safety switch, that if not properly engaged will prevent equipment from operating properly.
- Check for obstructed airflow – This is sometimes caused by relocating furniture in your home, (which can block air circulation grills), or the registers located around the perimeter of your home may be closed or you may have a plugged air filter which will obstruct the airflow.
If none of these tips have worked, you may have a more serious problem on your hands, which means it’s time to call a professional. Delta technicians are always experienced, bonded, factory trained and licensed. We will install and service your equipment with incomparable professionalism.
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