Steps to Take If Your Furnace Stops Working

istock_18094554_smallThere are are some steps you can take if your furnace stops working in your home but for the most part, it’s important to leave things to the professionals for the sake of safety.

Make sure your thermostat is set to “Heat”: Sounds simple, but it’s a step that many people overlook. This simple switch can fix your problem.

Clear filter: Make sure your filter is clear and air is blowing through. A clogged filter will limit airflow.

Inspect your electrical panel and/or circuit breakers: Check your electrical panel to see if a circuit tripped – sometimes it could be as simple as that.

Furnace installation: If you need to replace your furnace, use our expertise to determine the right type and size for your home or commercial space.

Reduce drafts in the area around your furnace: A blown out pilot light from drafting air from doors or windows may cause your furnace to shut off. Ignition control or pilot light problems should be left to professionals. Unless you received training to repair furnaces, let the professionals with ACE handle problems related to mechanical wear and tear. Otherwise, you may void the warranty on the appliance or accidentally cause a larger problem.

Natural gas or propane problems: When you suspect problems with the gas feed or valve because of a malfunction with the gas pressure regulator, call a professional for help.

Maintenance is extremely important in keeping your heating system working – make sure you contact ACE for a regular maintenance schedule to keep your system optimized.

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