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.
- 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!