You can bet on it, eventually the winds of fate will throw you a curve ball on the coldest day of winter. You’ll wake up, notice it’s a lot colder than usual, and darn, your furnace won’t turn on.
This is extremely frustrating, and of course, you’ll want to get your broken heater fixed as soon as possible.
Before calling your go-to HVAC repair service, you should try some troubleshooting. Even if you can’t get the heat pump or furnace to turn on, you might at least be able to narrow down what the problem is, saving the HVAC technician some time (and you some money) on your heater repair.
Try These Ideas Before Calling in an HVAC Pro
Check to make sure the furnace blower is getting power:
- Is there an on-off switch?
- Has the circuit breaker for the furnace or heat pump tripped?
- Look at the thermostat and make sure it’s set to “heat” and that the temperature setting is higher than the room temperature.
- If the thermostat is battery operated, does it have a fresh battery?
You don’t want a furnace repair technician to show up and discover a miss-set thermostat in their first five minutes in your home.
If the furnace breakdown was preceded by a banging or rattling in the compartment for the blower motor, this might signal loose or broken machinery.
Sometimes burners get clogged with soot or ashes. When this happens, it’s not unusual to hear small explosions in the furnace as gas accumulates at the opening before it ignites.
If a burner gets totally clogged, there’s a good chance your furnace won’t turn on.
With issues concerning furnace burners or gas lines, it’s always better to call in an HVAC professional, such as the experienced, certified technicians who work for Jansen Heating & Air Conditioning.
If You Can’t Find the Problem
If you have no idea what’s causing the heating system to malfunction, call us. Your Jansen technician will inspect your system, diagnose the problem, explain the issue clearly and comprehensively, then provide a quick-as-possible fix.