Dec 07 , 2017

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The weather is starting to get cool (finally).  Nothing is worse than turning the furnace on and realize nothing is happening.  Here are some troubleshooters for you:

Your furnace is running but isn’t providing enough heat:

  • Be sure nothing is blocking the flow of warm air
  • Set the thermostat to “heat” and the fan to “on or auto”. Raise the temperature by 5 degrees and see what happens
  • Check your filter. Most people to forget to replace it when it is dirty and reduces efficiency
  • If you have a gas furnace, be sure the valve on the gas pipe is turned on – the handle should be in line with the gas pipe and check the fuel supply.
  • Make sure the furnace’s circuit breaker is on or that its fuse has not blown
  • The motor may need to be reset because of an overload. Press it and wait 30 seconds.
  • If the furnace still doesn’t work, be sure the thermostat isn’t faulty.

General Maintenance:

  • Vacuum out the area around the furnace’s blower at least once a year
  • Slide out the fan unit and clean each fan blade with a toothbrush and vacuum with an attachment
  • Look for oil ports on the motor, located near the motor shaft and apply 2-3 drops of non-detergent motor oil to each port.

If none of these measures work, call us to help you out!