Checking your furnace for these four simple items takes 60 seconds and can save you time, stress, and money. If your furnace is not turning on or does not seem to blow warm air, we have a few things you can do when checking your furnace to save you some time and money. Run through these four items and check them, it could end up fixing your problem. Keep in mind that these are very simple and quick fixes, so it is not very likely that this will fix your problem. And if they do not, we do not recommend trying to mess with your furnace to get it to work again. Call a professional and have them take a look.
Checking Your Furnace – Item 1 >> Check Circuit Breakers.
The first thing you should do when checking your furnace if you think it is not functioning properly is the circuit breakers. Many times these will fail and cause the furnace to not function properly. These are extremely easy to fix and can be done in just a few moments. If you need help fixing a circuit breaker or do not know where to look, do not hesitate to call. We would love to walk you through the process.
Checking Your Furnace – Item 2 >> Reset the Furnace.
If you look next to the burner, you will see a red button that you can push to reset the furnace. This will set the furnace in a new cycle. However, keep in mind that you should not push the reset button more than once. If you are having difficulty or you have already reset the furnace and it still is not working, it is highly recommended that you call a technician. Diamondback Home Services is there to help if you need anything.
Checking Your Furnace – Item 3 >> On/Off switch.
The next thing you should look at when checking your furnace is the on and off switch located in the rear of the furnace. on rare occasions, this can be accidentally turned off; which, to anyones surprise, would shut the furnace off. There may have been someone else in the house that turned it off and forgot to turn it back on. So it is worth checking. It should be a read switch that looks like any regular light switch in your home.
Checking Your Furnace – Item 4 >> Watch for Snow.
The last thing that you can do when checking your furnace is checking the sidewall vent. Many furnaces will have this and often times, snow will block it which will cause the furnace to shut off. Now of course, in Arizona, we do not get much snow; however, there could be something else blocking it. Debris, trash, or dirt can get inside and cause it to block the airflow of the furnace.
Hopefully, if you are checking your furnace, one of these simple fixes will eliminate the problem. However, often these will not help, and if they don’t, we recommend calling professionals. If you feel uncomfortable or unsure about anything in this article, or you have tried all 4 items and it still fails to operate properly, please do not hesitate to call us today at (602) 920-1600 or contact us via our Contact Page – we are always here to help.
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