Before You Call for a Furnace Repair


Is your furnace acting up? Before you call for a Furnace Repair, take some simple steps to see if you can figure out where the problem lies. Service calls aren’t cheap, so you don’t want to call a company, such as AAA Wicks (Aaawicks.com), in to diagnose the problem only to find it’s a simple fix, one you could handle yourself. Here are some simple troubleshooting steps to take before you call for the Furnace Repair. Try these and, if they don’t work, don’t hesitate to call the professionals in. You won’t be embarrassed to find it was something very simple.

Start with the thermostat. Make sure someone hasn’t been playing with it and that it remains set to heat. You’ll want to make sure it is set to a temperature higher than the current room temperature when troubleshooting. Many recommend you adjust it to the highest possible setting during this process, and check to see if the fan is in the on mode, if it isn’t already running.

If you find the fan isn’t running, you’ll want to check the fuse or breaker box and the switch to the furnace. If you find the breaker has been tripped, leave it off for the moment. Head back to the furnace and look for any loose connections. Check the control board for burn spots and replace the board if any are seen. This allows you to reset the breaker. If the breaker hasn’t been tripped or the fuse appears good, check the blower compartment. It should have an inspection window. If you don’t see a flashing green light in this window, you’ll want to call a professional in. If the light is flashing, continue the troubleshooting process.

Make sure the condensate pump, if one is present, isn’t full and ensure the pilot lit remains lit. If the pilot light has gone out, you may need a thermocoupler, and many can handle this task without assistance. When the pilot light remains on, but the main burners aren’t kicking in, check the side of your furnace. If it remains cool, call for help.

Of course, you’ll also want to ensure other gas appliances in the home are working. You don’t want to call a service technician out only to find the company didn’t credit your account properly. Don’t hesitate to call a professionals like AAA Wicks, though as they will be more than happy to help.


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