(Near I-70 and Harlan)
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Your furnace is probably something you don’t think much about; until you wake up to a cold house and it won’t turn on. Then your furnace becomes the most important appliance in your home.
In today’s world, furnaces usually run by gas or oil, where water or air heats and circulates throughout an entire building as a way of providing the required heat.
If you ever wake up or return to a cold home, use this step by step instruction sheet on what to try first before call a furnace repairman. This will not only help you rule out quick fixes, it will also give you more details you can share when you do make the call.
If your furnace won’t run, it may be a number of issues. Possible causes include no power, the switch is off, the motor is overloaded, the pilot light is out, or there is no gas. Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers. Make sure the gas valve to the furnace is fully open. Relight the pilot light if it is out. If none of these tips work, its time to call in the professional.
As a furnace ages, a number of things could potentially be wrong. The thermostat could be set too low, the filter could be dirty, the blower could be clogged, registers may be closed or blocked, the system may be out of balance, the blower belt could be loose or broken, or the burner could be dirty. Start by raising the thermostat 5 degrees at a time to see if it gains temperature. Make sure all registers are open and they aren’t blocked by rugs, drapes or furniture. Clean or replace filters, blowers and belts. Call a professional if you still have a problem. Continue reading →