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What To Do When Your Furnace Goes Out

February 9, 2022 | Blog

Having a furnace not working correctly can be a nerve-wracking experience. But before you begin to panic and wonder if you need a total heater replacement, keep reading and see if some of our troubleshooting tips can help you.

Our team at Barker’s Heating & Cooling wants to ensure your furnace is working correctly. We want to be your trusted source for all things college station maintenance. If you need a furnace repair, give us a call today.

Check Your Thermostat Settings

When your furnace is not working correctly, it may be as easy as checking your thermostat settings. Check your thermostat to ensure it is on; sometimes, your thermostat will return to default settings after a power outage.

Once it is back on, set the fan to “auto.” Once set to “auto,” your system should begin working correctly again. If you are still having trouble getting your furnace on, give us a call for a reliable college station tune-up.

It May Be Time to Change Your Air Filter

The air filter on your furnace allows clean air to flow into your system and release hot air. When this filter becomes clogged, it is hard for fresh air to enter the system. Without proper airflow, your furnace will overheat, causing it to shut off.

Open up your furnace and ensure your air filter is clean and clear of debris. If it is dirty, change your filter according to your systems manual. If your furnace is still not turning on after changing your filter, give us a call for a trusted college station furnace repair.

Make Sure Your Furnace is Getting Power

It is sometimes common for something to bump against the furnace and turn off the system accidentally. There is usually a switch in the back. If you see it set to on, but nothing is happening, you may need to switch the power on from the breaker box in your home.

Go to your circuit box and check the panel for a switch that says furnace or heater. Turn the button off and back on. Give your furnace a few minutes to heat back up, and it should start to work correctly. Some of the panels may be hard to read, or your system may still not work; if so, you can skip this step and call us to help.

Schedule a Furnace Inspection

If the above troubleshooting tips did not help, it might be time to schedule a furnace inspection. To keep your system healthy for longer, we recommend you get one every year. If you need any further assistance we are here to help you!

Contact The Professionals

Sadly, furnaces aren’t built to last forever. If your furnace shuts off and you can not find a way to turn your system back on, it may be time for a furnace replacement or heater repair. If you need a heating installation, we want to be the ones you call for trusted service at Barker’s Heating and Cooling.

Hopefully, our troubleshooting tips provided some helpful insight into why your heater is not working. If you’re still struggling with your furnace, give us a call today to schedule an appointment!

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