Several Things You Can Do on Your Own before You Call a Furnace & Heating Contractor
Check the thermostat
A thermostat is a special device which constantly measures the room temperature and then adjusts the furnace burners according to the values set up by the user. For instance, if you set your thermostat for 77 degrees while the temperature in your home is under 66, then your hemostat will send a signal to the furnace to start and heat up your home. Obviously, the first thing you have to do when your furnace is not working is to set your thermostat to “heat” and make sure that you input a value higher than the room temperature.
Turn the fan “on”
Most furnaces are equipped with a manual switch which allows the user to turn the fan “on” and “off”. Flip the switch and see if the fan is working. If not, then you may have an electrical problem. In most cases, your furnace is not powered. What you can do is check to make sure that the breakers are not tripped. Additionally, make sure that the outlet where you plug your furnace in is energized.
Check the pilot light
Open the combustion chamber door and check to see if the pilot light is lit. For various reasons, pilot lights can go out without any warnings. If this is the case, then reignite the light and test your furnace. If the light continues to go off, then contact a furnace & heating contractor.
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