In Las Vegas, there aren’t as many months that your furnace is on, unlike other areas of the country. After your furnace has had that 6 to 8-month break, you may notice that when you turn it on, you aren’t getting the warm results you were after. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to walk you through some troubleshooting to help you solve the problem before you call for help.
Check Your Thermostat is Working
This might sound silly, but before you get too worried, check your thermostat to make sure it is turned to heat if you can’t feel any warm air. Not only should you make sure your thermostat is turned to heat, but this is a good time to give the thermostat a good once over. Make sure you don’t need to replace any batteries. Check the daytime settings and make sure they are set for the right a.m. or p.m. hours. If you are wanting your furnace to kick on right away, try setting the heat five degrees warmer than the inside temp and that should do it.
Change Air Filters in House
Just like with your air conditioning system, if your air filter is dirty and not allowing the right amount of air flow into your furnace, it will not be working efficiently. This is a great time to put a new filter in and see if this helps with your issue. A clogged filter will make your furnace get hotter than normal and it will actually shut off before your house is as warm as you want it.
Be Sure Your Furnace is Getting Electricity
If you turn your furnace on and you don’t hear the fan start to work, you know you aren’t getting any electricity to your furnace. At this point, you will want to find the breaker and see if any of the switches have been tripped. The switches should be listed, but if they aren’t, a good way to know which one is tripped will be the switch that doesn’t look like the others. It won’t be turned all the way on. In fact, it will probably be in the middle, not on or off. If it still doesn’t fix it, there is an actual switch that resembles a light switch on the side of most furnaces. Make sure this hasn’t been turned off and mistaken for a light switch.
Furnace Gas Valve Troubleshooting
Located within six inches of your furnace will be a gas valve. This shouldn’t ever be touched, but go ahead and check to make sure it hasn’t been turned off. An easy way to do this is to check any other gas appliances in your home. If they work, your gas is just fine.
HVAC Heating & Air Conditioning Installation, Replacement, Emergency Repairs, Preventive Maintenance in Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
After checking all of these common problems and you still have a hard time getting your furnace to work like it should, it is time to call the professionals at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning. Often, it is a simple maintenance task that was overlooked, but we can get your furnace up and running in no time. Call us today!