How to Troubleshoot Common Furnace Problems
No matter the brand or model of your furnace, there are a few common problems that can occur with regular use. To help you troubleshoot and solve them, here is a quick overview of some of the most common furnace problems and their solutions.
If your furnace isn’t working properly, the thermostat must be checked first. Ensure it is set to “heat” mode and at least 5-10 degrees higher than the current room temperature. Also, ensure all the batteries are in place and the thermostat has power. If these don’t fix the problem, try replacing the batteries or checking to see if any wiring has come loose.
Dirty Air Filter
A dirty air filter can reduce airflow and cause your furnace to overwork itself trying to heat your home. To fix this issue, you must check your air filter every month or so and replace it when necessary. It’s important to note that different types of filters require different replacement schedules, so always read through your user manual for exact instructions on how often you should replace your filter.
Check Your Furnace Power and Breakers
Most Furnace Systems are powered by a switch that often appears like a regular light switch. Sometimes this switch is on the ceiling but sometimes its on the wall and can be easily turned off by accident. Ensure that the switch powering your heating system hasn’t been turned off. Next ensure the breaker for your furnace hasn’t been blown.
Furnaces can experience various issues during their lifetime, but many are simple enough to troubleshoot and repair without needing a professional HVAC technician. By following this guide, homeowners should be able to identify and fix common furnace problems quickly and easily without any additional help!