What to Do if Your Furnace Isn’t Heating Your Home

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What to Do if Your Furnace Isn't Heating Your Home

When you feel cold, just turn on your furnace, and you will feel comfortable. But what if it produces no heat? Relax! There are a few steps to troubleshoot the problem before our professionals at South Eastern Comfort, LLC step in.

Thermostat Settings & Battery

There are instances that the problem is with the thermostat which is easy to solve. If your furnace stops working or does not even kick in, its battery might have run out. You do not need to suffer from a long chilly night without your furnace when you just have to replace the batteries of the thermostat.

If you suspect a problem with the thermostat, check both the batteries and the settings. Make sure it is set on the temperature good enough to heat your home or your room. Your thermostat’s setting should not be lower than your home temperature.

Faulty/Blown Fuse

Even if you are using a ducted gas furnace, some of its features and components such as the ignition and fan still require electricity to operate.  A faulty fuse or circuit breaker can cut the electric supply that runs through the furnace. Thus, causing it to stop operating.

What should you do? Check your circuit breaker or fuse box. See if the power switch of the furnace is turned on. Also, inspect the power cord and electrical wires for damages. If you are hesitant to touch the electrical cords and fuse, call or send us a message for help and assistance.

Pilot Light

Is the pilot light not as bright as it should? It could be the reason why your furnace is not producing warm air. If the issue on the pilot light occurs more often than normal, you may need to service the sensor.

When the problem is on the pilot light, always check the condition of its flame. A maintenance task like cleaning the sensor should also be done regularly. Make sure to refer to the owner’s manual for guidance and instructions.

Dirty Filters

Your furnace might have failed because of dirty and clogged filters. Dirt buildup in the filters can restrict the flow of warm air through the system which causes it to overheat. To ensure a well-working furnace throughout the cold season, always clean your filters or even better, replace them.

Keep your furnace operating efficiently by maintaining these essential parts. Contact our specialists at South Eastern Comfort for professional troubleshooting and quality solutions.