Furnaces and other heating systems, while using basic furnace or refrigeration (heat pumps) technology, do rely on a number of complex components. If the heat suddenly goes out, or the system is heating but just not sufficiently, the culprit could be anything from blocked vents or a clogged filter to a busted blower motor or compressor, among other potential causes.
Troubleshooting and Furnace Repair
Before paying a professional for your heating system repair, check a few things to make sure the problem isn’t something you can fix yourself. Check the following:
- If the furnace or heat pump isn’t working at all, make sure a circuit breaker hasn’t tripped. Look at the thermostat – is it set to “heat” and is the setting above the temperature in the room? Has an on-off switch inadvertently been switched off?
- If the furnace repair issue involves insufficient heating in one or more rooms, check to make sure the air filter isn’t clogged. Look at heating registers throughout your home to ensure they’re not blocked by furniture, curtains or rugs. Have you noticed signs that your ductwork is dirty or clogged (dust devils blowing out of vents, visible mold, signs of insects or rodents)? (It is important to remember that in many homes served by a single thermostat, some parts of the house, such as a finished basement or loft bedroom, will be difficult to keep comfortable based on whatever the thermostat setting is on the main floor. In that case, you should consider installing a zoning system.
If Troubleshooting Doesn’t Fix the Furnace…
Call Jansen Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll send a technician to your home. They’ll discuss details of the problem with you and inspect your heating system. They may scope out the problem right away, or else perform diagnostic tests until they find out what’s wrong. Then they’ll complete the repair as promptly and completely as possible.
If the furnace problem is major, the technician will provide an estimate on the heating repair, along with information on estimated completion time and other important details. If you have an older system that is nearing the end of its service life, the technician will be happy to discuss a system upgrade. If a heater repair is necessary, with Jansen, you’ll get competitive pricing with a quality, lasting fix.