Furnace maintenance and repairs should be done by a trained technician, but knowing a few troubleshooting basics may be helpful this winter.
A furnace requires regular maintenance. Without it, a furnace can have frequent problems, require replacement, and increase your overall expenses.
While it is advised that furnace repairs and maintenance is best left to a trained and qualified technician who will be able to service it best, knowing a few troubleshooting tricks always helps. Some of these tips can be tried before placing a service call to your St. Louis HVAC company.
Your Furnace has Stopped Working
If you find that your furnace has simply stopped working, you should ensure that all the electrical components are functioning. Check that all power cords are working and are plugged in, check for tripped electrical switches and also check the fuse box for any issues. Next take a look at the thermostat to see if it has sustained any damage, or if it working correctly. At times, an outdated battery can also cause functioning issues.
If after you have checked all of these things your furnace is still not working, contact Hely today!
Your Furnace is Short Cycling
There are times when a furnace shuts on and off in repeated cycles within short periods of time and in rapid succession. This behavior of the furnace is known as short cycling. If a furnace is short cycling the most possible reason could be a dirty, clogged air filter. Reusable air filters should be washed clean and dried before reusing. For other filters, a replacement could be necessary. The thermostat battery could also malfunction causing short cycling.
If a more serious problem is causing your furnace to short cycle, contact our trained technicians today.
Your Furnace is Not Heating Properly
Heating issues are most commonly caused by a malfunctioning thermostat. If the thermostat battery is outdated, it could need a replacement. You could also check for malfunctioning electric components. Another concern that can cause heating issues is a dirty filter. This can also be accompanied by poor airflow. The filters ducts could cause such issues. They should be checked for blockages. Obstructing furniture or rugs over vents could be other causes of the problem.
Contact a Furnace Repair Technician
When these simple troubleshooting techniques don’t fix the problem with your furnace, it is time to contact Hely.
Since 1969 Hely Heating & Air Conditioning has been the premier provider for furnace installation, maintenance, and repair in Fenton & Jefferson County. We handle all of our calls with speed and efficiency, ensuring consistent heat to our valued customers. Trained technicians are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, in the event that your gas or electric furnace lets you down in the middle of the night. Call us at (636) 305-9555 or fill out our online contact form.