Furnace not working? The good news is not all heating system repairs require professional technicians. Try these three DIY furnace fixes before you pick up the phone and call for help:
Problem: Weak Airflow
Solution: Change the air filter. If your home utilizes a forced-air heating system, you may notice the air coming from the vents feels weak. Grab a flashlight and take a peek inside your vents. If there are no apparent obstructions, the weak airflow is likely caused by a dirty filter. Clean or replace your furnace’s air filter by following the instructions in your owner’s manual.
Problem: Furnace Not Turning On
Solution: Check your switches. It’s hard to believe, but our technicians have fixed many “broken” furnaces by simply turning them on. If your furnace isn’t receiving power, check for a wall switch near the furnace – there will be one somewhere. If that’s not the problem, check your breaker box for a tripped circuit.
Problem: Cool Air Coming From Vents
Solution: Adjust the thermostat. It’s possible that your furnace frustrations could be stemming from your thermostat. First of all, make sure the thermostat is programmed to your desired temperature and set to “heat”. It is also important to keep your thermostat away from anything which could affect its temperature reading: such as windows, air vents, or heat-generating appliances.
If you have followed all of these steps to no avail, professional assistance may be required. Homeowners in Fairfax County, Virginia can count on the Air Treatment Company for fast, affordable furnace repairs. Contact us online to get started with a free estimate, or call (703) 938-0550.