There is a few simple things a homeowner should check before making that dreaded call for service.
- CHECK THE POWER:
Make sure the breaker for the furnace and the switch is in the on position. This switch is generally located near the entrance room to the furnace or possibly on the ceiling as you enter your basement
- CHECK THE FILTER:
This is often over looked by many homeowners. A dirty or plugged filter WILL cause your furnace to operate at very high limits and cause failure.Filters should be replaced every 1-3 months depending on your filter type and the amount of dust it is collecting.
- CHECK THE BATTERIES:
Many homeowners are unaware or forget this simple process. The batteries provide power to the thermostat to tell your furnace whether or not it should be heating or cooling. It's a good idea to regularly change these batteries at the same time you change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
- CHECK THE VENT:
Sometimes snow and ice can buildup in and around the vent pipe of the furnace causing the furnace not to work.