Furnace Not Heating Your Home? Common Problems And How A Heating Service Company Can Help

18 October 2019
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Now that it is getting cold, it is time to start running the heat. If you have turned the heat on for your home and you notice that it is not warming properly, you need to contact a heating service. Below is information on problems the service may find with your furnace, as well as how the heating service can help you in the future.

Furnace Problems

Thermostat Problems

Go to the thermostat and make sure it is set to heat and that the temperature is set properly. If everything is set properly, turn the heat up a few degrees to see if you can hear your furnace starts running. If the furnace does not start after you have turned up the heat, it may be time to replace the thermostat or have a heating service company check the wiring on the thermostat.

Dirty Furnace Filter

Check the furnace filter. If it is dirty and clogged with debris your furnace will automatically turn off. You should check your furnace filter on a regular basis, especially if you have pets in your home.

Gas Turned Off

If you have a gas furnace, check and make sure that the gas is not turned off. If your furnace is older, it may heat via a pilot light. If the pilot light is not lit, then your furnace will not heat.

Vents Blocked

If your furnace is outside of your home, you should check to make sure that there is nothing blocking the vents, such as leaves and other debris. If you do encounter such blockages, remove them and see if your furnace starts heating again.

If you still cannot get your furnace to start running, the problem is something much more serious. At this point, you will need to contact a heating service to come to your home and repair your furnace for you.

Furnace Maintenance

You should ask the heating service company to come to your home once a year to maintain your furnace. This will help keep it running well for you. The heating service will inspect the furnace and clean and repair all of its parts. They may have to replace parts that are worn out.

The heating service will check the fuel system on the furnace, as well as check all of the ductwork to ensure that there are no blockages. If there are blockages, the heating service can clean out the ductwork for you. The heating service company can make sure all air ducts and vents are the right sizes for providing proper heat for your home.

If your heating system is not functioning well and needs repairs, make sure to contact a heating repair company in your area today.