Dealing with a troublesome furnace on a cold Yardley, Pennsylvania, night is no one’s idea of fun. When your furnace begins doesn’t seem to be working normally, try these furnace troubleshooting tips before you call in a professional.
The Pilot Light Is Out
Pilot lights can go out for any number of reasons. Before you call us, there are a few things you can do to relight it. If your furnace has a flame adjustment screw, try to turn it up. For gas furnaces, make sure the gas pipe is on. With an oil furnace, check the fuel supply.
Not Enough Heat
Your heat is on, but you know your home should feel warmer. There are a few things to check when the furnace blows a littler colder than usual. Make sure nothing is blocking the airflow around the furnace or around your vents. Check the thermostat settings and the battery, since either can affect how warm your home is. Check your air filter and replace it if it’s dirty.
No Heat At All
It never seems to fail that the heat stops working right when you need it most. Before you panic and think your furnace is broken beyond repair, troubleshoot the problem. Make sure your furnace is set to heat. Take a look at your circuit breaker to see if it’s on or if you’ve blown a fuse. If you have a reset button for for the furnace, trying resetting it.
Pilot lights, lack of warm air, and insufficient heat are three major issues for furnaces. When basic troubleshooting doesn’t work, though, don’t hesitate to call in a professional. Checking a few simple things can save you from making an unnecessary service call, and it also lets you know when your furnace has a more serious problem.
If your furnace gives you trouble this winter, give Custom Aire a call at (215) 638-1800 for all your heating repair needs.