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Broken Furnace? Here’s What You Should Do

Did your heart stop working and you don’t know how to fix it? There are a few things that could stop your heat from working and we are here today to give you a few tips to diagnose your main problem.

Before you call any sort outside help, you should check to see if your furnace is actually broken or temporarily disabled because of a few fixable issues. Make sure to keep reading to discover the root problem and how you can fix them.

Air Vents

First, you must check the most obvious thing, is air flowing through your air vents into your rooms? You may need to grab a neighbors ladder or the nearest chair depending on your ceiling height. Reach over to your vent and check to see if you feel the air. If not, try adjusting the vent angle. If this doesn’t work, see if there could be any debris blocking the vent. Sometimes lint and debris can build up in the vent causing airflow issues.

Check the Gas

Most furnaces are gas powered and will have a pilot light inside one of the removable panels. Make sure to check the manual for the furnace if it is readily available, it will help you find the gas valve and pilot light areas. First, check to see if the pilot light is lit, if there is a lit flame then this is not the root cause of your issue. Keep reading to discover other ways to fix your heat problem.

Thermostat Issues

A lot of the time heating related issues is caused by a broken thermostat. These can become faulty and break over time. To check to see if your thermostat is working correctly try turning up or down the temperature setting and see if your furnace reacts in any way. If it does you will know your thermostat is not the cause.

Furnace Vents

Most furnaces have vents which are used for exhaust and intake. Check to see if you feel any sort of heat being exhausted from your furnace and clear any lint or debris that could be blocking potential air flow.

Furnace Filters

Changing filters are never something people put on their weekly to-do list. Dirt and lint can build upon these filters and can cause a lot of issues with air flow. Warm air will not be able to pass through the filter and can cause the furnace to break down. Make sure to change your furnace filters every few months to assure your furnace is receiving proper filtering.

After these few tips hopefully your furnace will be back up and running in no time! If these tips did not get your heater back on, it may be time to call your local Nexgen Air. We provide great quality work for a great price and promise to get your house temperature back to normal quickly.  

 

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