Your Home’s Heating System Won’t Turn On? Try This
You can bet that 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 it fixed as soon as possible.
Before calling in your go-to professional, however, you should try some troubleshooting. If you can’t fix it yourself, you might be able to give the technician some help in finding the problem.
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 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 can get clogged with soot or ashes. When this happens, it’s not unusual to hear small explosions in the furnace before the gas ignites. If a burner gets totally clogged, there’s a good chance your heater won’t turn on.
With issues concerning furnace burners or gas lines, it’s always better to call in a professional, such as the experienced, certified techs who works for Jansen Heating & Air Conditioning.