Waking up to a cold house is not a good way to start your day. However, it doesn't necessarily mean that your heater is to blame. Before you call an HVAC tech, check these items to see if you can avoid a service call. Your wallet will thank you.
Replacing a Broken Thermostat
A broken thermostat can easily masquerade as a different kind of problem. Depending on the issue at hand, your heater might not come on at all, it might only turn on it the wrong temperature or the blower might run without producing any heat. Since all these things could also be the symptoms of a failing heater, it can be hard to tell the difference without a little digging into what has really gone wrong.
Relighting a Pilot Light
If your thermostat isn't what is causing the issue, you can simply hook it back up again. For now, though, you should leave the electricity off and go check the furnace. Without the pilot light lit, your heater will be able to blow air but not heat it.
Vacuuming Inside the Blower and Replace the Filter
Cleaning your furnace blower is a delicate process, but one you should be able to handle. If too much grime gets into the system, the drag can cause your heater to shut down to protect itself.
Once you've checked to make sure the problem is actually your heater, you can call the furnace repair service secure in the knowledge that it is the right decision. You can then focus your energy on making sure you and your family can stay comfortably warm while you wait for your appointment.Share
27 January 2016
After I purchased my first home, I realized that there were a few issues with my kitchen appliances. It just seemed like nothing worked like it should, and it was really frustrating. To ward off problems in the future, I started looking around for an appliances repair services business that could help. I was able to find a great company that came out, evaluated our equipment, and made the necessary changes. This blog is all about the different things to look for if your appliances start to fail. You never know, you might be able to ward off some serious expenses in the future.