As a homeowner, there will come a time when your furnace or heating system will need a repair. But before calling in an expert to mitigate the problem, there are a few routine checks that could be done yourself beforehand:
- You should first check if the power circuit is on, as you might have a blocked furnace
- You should also ensure that your furnace has a constant flow of fresh air by cleaning
your furnace filters.
- Your batteries might need replacing, or your furnace might have automatically switched
off because of a power outage.
- The furnace must not be set to an automatic cycle as this causes it to turn off for safety
- Verify whether your pilot light is functioning correctly.
- Check your blower meter by looking through the small plastic window to see whether
there is a flashing green light. If there is, you need to call in an HVAC specialist and
make them aware of this.
These are just a few things you can check as a precautionary measure before an entire furnace replacement. Not only will this save the time and expense of calling in an HVAC specialist, but it will provide you with integral knowledge about your own home furnace.