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Walking You Through Common Furnace Repair Problems

Furnaces, especially during the cold winter months, are extremely important to any home owner. They keep your home at a safe temperature while they can literally freeze the weather outside! As with any home appliance, furnace repair is often needed to maintain the hot temperatures of your home.Learn more about us at Seattle Furnace Repair

It’s important to be aware of any leakage issues that can occur if you have a gas heating system. You may normally smell a leak in the gas. It’s important to call your gas company right away if you start to smell natural gas. They’ll advise you to leave the house both for your own health and to keep you out of danger in case the gas combusts when the smell is strong. Drastic effects may be triggered by some sort of spark.

You may have one of several issues when your pilot light just won’t stay lit. The thermocouple can be loose, requiring a repair from the technician. Or it may clog the orifice, not allowing gas to come through. With a thin piece of wire and some do-it-yourself furnace repair, you can actually remedy this problem. At the circuit breaker, turn off the gas and switch off the furnace first, then insert a thin piece of wire into the small hole where the gas comes in to feed the pilot light. All ash or other debris that is clogging the tube should be knocked out by this procedure. Finally , in order to keep the flame lit, your gas flow may be turned down too low. In order to achieve the perfect flame, your owner’s manual will provide details on how the flame should look and how to change the amount of gas.

There are several elements to review before you call the technician if you find that your furnace doesn’t seem to give out enough heat. Check to see whether the flow of warm air is blocked by something-maybe a piece of furniture, a toy bin for a boy, a pillow, or some random object. Make sure your thermostat is correctly adjusted. You may want to increase the temperature by five degrees to see if the heat is kicking on. Check the heating registers in the room. Maybe they’re not available. You should also check the philtre, as the air flow can be blocked by a dirty philtre. Replace it with a new one if you find a dirty philtre to see if that improves the heating system. Finally, it’s time to call a skilled furnace repair technician if all these steps prove fruitless.

Often a tripped circuit breaker or even a blown fuse will switch off the heating unit, so if your unit doesn’t seem to operate at all, there are a variety of things you will search. Ensure that the thermostat is set to heat, first of all. If it has been moved to the cooling or off role, the heat will not be triggered. Look at the circuit breaker to make sure the on-position switches are switched on. Make sure the switch of the heating unit is switched on, and if it needs to be reset, probably reset the motor. It’s time to call the technician if everything else fails!