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Furnace Repair

Like most appliances, furnaces and heaters can develop problems over time and may need to be replaced. Most problems require a heating repair specialist to fix. Before calling in a professional to make repairs, some homeowners have the technical ability to perform trouble shooting tasks on their own.

Some basic furnace troubleshooting tips are as follows:

Gas furnace repair

If the heating unit will not run; the homeowner can check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers, follow manufacturer instructions to re-light the pilot light, and check the gas valve to make sure that it is in the proper position.

Electric furnace repair

There are four things that a homeowner can check on electric furnaces. They are the filter, the thermostat, the fan, and the vents. Filters need to be replaced often so that the unit can maintain efficiency. The thermostat needs to be set to heat and the set-point should be set at least five degrees above room temperature. If the fan is not running, the homeowner should check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers. Air coming from the vents should be warm. If it is cold or if there are rooms in the house that are blowing cooler are, there might be a problem.

Oil furnace repair

If the unit will not run, the homeowner can check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers. There are tanks that hold the fuel, if the tanks are empty, the unit will not run. The homeowner can check the tank’s fuel level. It may also be necessary to press the reset button on the stack control. After trying each of the suggested furnace trouble shooting tips, some homeowners find themselves having to call a professional to make furnace repairs or replace the furnace.

Boiler Repair and Furnace Replacement

If troubleshooting has been performed and the trouble still exists, the unit may need to be repaired. It is not recommended for an untrained homeowner to do the repair themselves. This could lead to costly mistakes and also could have the potential of destroying the unit. Therefore, homeowners are encouraged to contact a professional to complete the repairs.

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