How to Tackle Common Furnace Problems

How to Tackle Common Furnace ProblemsAs you start using your furnace consistently for the first time in a while, you may run into some common furnace problems that interfere with performance. Don’t panic; some of these problems may have a simple solution that you can take care of yourself without needing to call your HVAC professional for assistance.

Furnace Isn’t Receiving Power

  • Make sure the power cables are undamaged and that they are connected to an active outlet or power source.
  • See if the on/off switch on the furnace has been turned to “off.” If so, flip the switch back to “on” position.
  • Check the main circuit breaker panel and see if the breaker controlling the furnace has been tripped. Reset the breaker. If the breaker keeps tripping, call your HVAC professional for help.

Furnace Won’t Come On

  • Look into the access port and make sure the pilot light is lit (if you have a fuel-burning furnace). Relight the pilot light, or have your HVAC pro do it.
  • If you have a programmable thermostat, check the device to make sure it’s getting power and that it is on. If the screen is blank, it most likely needs new batteries. Put in new batteries to see if that helps. If not, you may need to replace the thermostat.
  • Make sure the thermostat is on the “heating” function and that the temperature settings are correct. Move the settings up a few degrees to see if the furnace will kick on.

No Warm Air from Vents

Check to see if the supply vents have been blocked by furniture, boxes, or other objects that could keep warm air from exiting the vents. Move these objects out of the way to see if warm air is flowing from the vents.

With more than 70 years of experience in the HVAC industry, C. R. Wolfe Heating and Air Conditioning provides top-quality, professional service in Middletown and the neighboring communities. Contact us for more information on how to solve furnace problems and get your heating system working again as quickly as possible.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Middletown, New York about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about furnace problems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 845-367-4482.

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