We are making our way through the last several weeks of winter but we still need our furnaces, especially during frigid nights. Not much is worse than laying down at night and realizing your furnace won’t turn on. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some things you can check yourself before calling Finch Air Conditioning & Heating.
Check Air Filters
You should replace standard air filters each month. If you don’t, they can end up clogged, blocking air flow and resulting in your furnace malfunctioning.
Check Your Thermostat
Start by turning the thermostat up a few degrees to get the furnace to turn on. If the true room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t kick on. Also, verify the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”
Check the Power
It may seem ridiculous, but make sure the power switch next to the heating system is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses electricity so confirm the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch was not accidently moved to the “Off” position.
If you check all these things and your furnace will still not start up, give Finch Air Conditioning & Heating a call at 281-407-9478 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.