Some common problems with furnaces can be resolved quickly. Before you reach for the phone to call for help, try these furnace troubleshooting tips first!
Double check that your thermostat is set in the ‘heat’ position, and that the temperature setting is set for 3-5 degrees above the current temperature in your home. If your thermostat has a furnace fan, switch it to the ‘on’ position. Listen to see if your furnace kicks on. If you cannot hear it, check a supply register to see if you feel air coming through it. If your thermostat is an older model, check the batteries to make sure they work.
Locate the breaker assigned to your heating system and move them to the ‘off’ position to reset. Wait a minute or two before resetting to the ‘on’ position.
Your heating system may be equipped with an emergency shut-off valve. If your system has one make sure it is turned on. In most homes, the emergency shut-off switch looks just like a regular light switch and will be located on the side or close to the furnace.
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