Furnace season is almost here. Most of us didn’t take the time this summer to check that our furnace is operating properly because it was nice and warm out, and of course we have all been very busy having fun. Well, the fun is slowly coming to an end with September almost here and school upon us. You may find that your furnace isn’t working as well as it should, but before calling for furnace repair here’s what you need to know.
Don’t worry, not all furnace repairs require a full furnace replacement, but again before calling for furnace repair…
Here are the things you should check before calling for furnace repair
One of the most common issues is that there is no heat coming through the vents in your house at all. This might mean that a circuit breaker has been tripped, which is one of the most common reasons a furnace isn’t working. If this is something that happens often, then you might need to call an electrician to evaluate if you have the right type of circuit breaker for your furnace. The last thing you want is for your furnace to draw more power than your electrical system can handle.
The Outdoor Air Intake
One thing to be sure to check before calling for furnace repair is the outdoor air intake. If this is blocked with leaves or snow your furnace might not be able to draw enough air into the system, which can really inhibit how well it works. This will also negatively affect the efficiency of your furnace, which will also cost you money on your monthly energy bills.
If your furnace won’t turn on you may just need to change the battery in your thermostat, if it isn’t hard wired to your home. A weak battery may not be able to send the signal from the thermostat to the furnace to tell it to turn on, which may lead you to believe your furnace needs repairs.
The Furnace Filter
If your furnace is running, but there’s no hot air and old clogged filter might be the culprit. A really dirty filter will affect how well your furnace works and also negatively affect the efficiency of your furnace. You will also experience much more wear and tear than usual.
Overall, if your furnace isn’t working well and you’ve checked all these things then you should call Furnace Pro Inc for furnace repairs or furnace maintenance. Contact us for a free estimate or more information: 647-547-6094.