4 Common Reasons Your Furnace Isn’t Working

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Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed, check out these 4 common reasons why your furnace isn’t working:

  1. Give it some time.  It can take up to a few minutes for your furnace to warm up, depending on sure you allow ample time for it to warm up before you determine that there’s a problem.

2. Check your thermostat. The simplest solution is often the one that will fix your problem.  Make sure that your fan is set to “auto,” so that it’s only blowing while the furnace is on.  Also, double check that the goal temperature is set to a desirable level.

3. Is the pilot light on? Having a pilot light that’s out will prevent your furnace from turning on and generating heat. The good news is that this is an easy fix. Consult your manual for instructions on how to re-light the pilot, and if you feel uncomfortable doing it yourself contact a certified HVAC technician assist you.

4. Have you gotten regular maintenance? If your furnace is poorly maintained, dirt can build up on the flame sensors, causing your furnace to unexpectedly go cold after only a few moments of operation.  If your furnace is cycling on and off without reaching your desired temperature, you’ll need to schedule maintenance for your furnace.

If you are unable to identify the cause of your furnace problem from the list above, you’ll need to contact a certified HVAC technician to inspect and repair your equipment. Small furnace issues, left unchecked, can cause bigger problems and present safety hazards over time.

The make and model.  In the time before the air has had time to warm up, you may feel cold air blowing from your vents.  Make

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