Homeowners call a technician for furnace repair service when this heating source does not produce heat. There are several things a homeowner can check before calling a serviceman; the problem may be simple and be simple to fix. If this repair can be done with a furnace servicing, this maintenance every year will extend the life of the all furnaces and reduce heating costs. The cost of this service call will be offset by lower utility bills and a more efficient operating hvac system.
There are several reasons will, gas and electric furnaces may have no heat. The thermostat may be set too low and is not sending an electronic signal to the furnace to start. A simple way to check this is to turn the thermostat higher and see if the furnace turns on. If this thermostat is not working, the thermostat will need to be replaced and you may have to dig out a wool blanket to keep warm for awhile.
The next step is to make sure every furnace has electricity. Each furnace “on” switch should be checked to make sure it is turned to the on position. It only takes a few minutes to check the fuse box or the electrical panel to make sure the circuit providing electricity to the furnace is operating properly. If the fuse has blown, a new fuse will solve this problem. If the breaker is in the off position, moving it to the on position will restore power.
The fuel source should be checked; the valve that supplies gas or oil should be open so that fuel can flow to the burner. Before calling a service technician for a furnace repair, the homeowner should verify there is fuel in the tank or the gas service to the home has not been interrupted for some reason.
Many times one of these will solve the problem. If it does not, it is time to call a specialist to diagnose and solve the hvac problem. Look for a company like Atlanta Furnace Repair that will warranty any and all work performed.
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