Only until it is no longer working, most people do not give their furnace a second thought. Having your furnace break down on a cold day can be rather unpleasant. There are a few reasons that this could be happening if in the event you turn your heat on but your furnace does not start. With this in mind, we at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share the common reasons your heating system is not responsive.
Assess Furnace Power at the Source
Your furnace needs electricity, regardless of the type of fuel that you use to power your furnace. The fuse that powers your furnace needs to be checked and made sure the switch did not flip. Ensure that the power switch is in the “on” position next and also make certain that the power cord has not been damaged. There may have been an electrical short if in the event you notice any burn marks on the control board of the heating system.
Check to See if Thermostat is Bad
It can be an issue with the thermostat if your furnace is not kicking on. Making sure that the thermostat is switched to the heating function is the first thing you should do. Then, be certain that the temperature you have the thermostat set on is lower than the temperature in the home. It needs to be repaired by a professional, you may also have an internal problem with your thermostat.
Inspect Blower Motor Window
Your furnace will not kick on if there is a problem with the furnace’s blower component. An inspection window is usually featured on most models. Your blower is functioning properly should you look through the window and the light is green. There is a problem which you should contact a professional to have repaired, however, if in the event the light is not lit up or it is red.
Furnace Pilot Light Inspection
The furnace will not turn on when the pilot light on your furnace is out. Your furnace will kick on if it stays lit. There could be a problem with the assembly or the sensor, and a professional would need to come in and fix if the pilot light does not stay lit.
Condensate Pan is Full. The heating system will not kick on if the reservoir in the condensate pan is full. You should contact a professional to come look at your unit since they would need to check for pipe blockages. It may need to be replaced if the pump has lost all power. It may need to be replaced if the pump has lost all power.
Furnace & Boiler Heating Maintenance, Repairs, Replacement, Emergency Repairs & More in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam, Massachusetts
Especially when it is cold outside, having your furnace stop working can be very stressful. Calling a professional can have your home warm in no time, especially if it is a problem you cannot troubleshoot yourself. When you need a professional to come to your home or business for heating system installations, replacements, repairs, or maintenance services in Hampshire and Hamden County, Massachusetts, call in the experts of Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning and let us assist you.