Is It Time to Call in the Professionals or Can You Fix Your Furnace Issue on Your Own?

January 11, 2023

Is It Time to Call in the Professionals or Can You Fix Your Furnace Issue on Your Own? Knowing when to contact experts is one of the major challenges people confront when they have a furnace problem. If the issue could have been resolved quickly, there’s no need to pay for a service call, but there’s also no need to wait until a minor issue necessitates a complete furnace replacement.

Discover some straightforward troubleshooting advice from Econo West by reading on. Call us at (661) 269-0308 if you’re still having issues so we can assist you in finding the appropriate solution.

First, recognize the warning signs of trouble

You must develop the ability to recognize warning indicators before you can determine whether you are dealing with a genuine problem. First and first, if something is happening that you don’t identify as something that has frequently occurred in the past, there is probably some sort of difficulty. This can include odd noises, poor airflow in some areas of the house or throughout, colder rooms than others, and similar problems. Start by shutting the system off entirely if you are experiencing this kind of problem.

If the problem is severe, your system won’t even switch on

Your furnace’s safety features will activate in some serious situations, preventing it from starting at all. This can involve a probable gas leak or other serious problems that pose a risk to one’s safety or health. The good news is that if this is what’s happening, the unit won’t start, so you’ll know there’s a problem right away.

Options for troubleshooting

There are a few things you may do to check yourself before you get in touch with us to find out what the problem is. Check out your thermostat first. The settings are they correct? The most crucial thing to check is that it is set to “hot” rather than “cool.” The fact that we live in a region where the heat may be on one day and the AC on the next means that, believe it or not, it is a pretty common error people make. Additionally, confirm that the temperature setting is accurate. It’s also possible that you or someone else configured it to start and stop at inconvenient times.

Check your circuit breaker if it’s still not working. The breaker might have been activated if there was an overload or power surge. The furnace would shut off as a result of this. This indicates that there is a problem with your electrical system.

Examining your furnace filter is the last thing you can do. Depending on your model, taking it out should be simple. In order to keep it from being blocked, it is essential to replace this every two months. A new filter needs to be fitted if you don’t do that and there is a lot of buildup. You may find these at your neighborhood hardware shop.

It’s time to call in the experts if the problem has still not been solved. For additional information on your options, call Econo West at (661) 269-0308.

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