In the dead of winter, homeowners rely on their heating system to keep their family and their homes warm and safe. Unfortunately, no matter how much maintenance your heating system gets, it can break down from time to time. When this happens, here are some helpful steps that you’ll want to follow.
Check Your Power and Thermostat
When you first notice that your home feels colder than normal, it’s best to check other electrical items in your home to see if they’re working. If not, it’s clear that your power is out, and only the power company can fix the issue.
Otherwise, you’ll want to take a look at your thermostat. If it’s not working, it may just need the batteries replaced or the breaker reset. If it’s working, look at your settings to ensure that it’s set to the heat function and that the temperature is within an ideal range.
Check Your Furnace
It’s time to head down to your furnace to see if you can evaluate the problem. Check to ensure that there is fuel in your tank and that the pilot light is working. If you notice that your pilot light has gone out, you may just need to relight it. It’s not uncommon for a breeze to accidentally blow out the pilot light and stop your furnace from working correctly.
If your pilot light doesn’t relight, check the circuit breaker for your furnace to see if it’s been tripped. If so, reset the breaker. If you have a newer furnace, there is likely a power switch on the furnace unit itself. You’ll want to check this to see if it was accidentally switched to the off position. If none of these solutions fix the issue, it’s time to call for professional heating system repair.
Outstanding Heating Repairs
Beckham and Jones Heating & Air Conditioning provides outstanding heating repairs in the Huntsville, TX, area. We’re also available for heating maintenance and installation and all of your indoor air quality, commercial HVAC, and cooling needs. Call us today to set up your next appointment.