Maintaining Normalcy and Keeping Records: Tips for HVAC Maintenance

Maintaining Normalcy and Keeping Records: Tips for HVAC Maintenance

Three Gas Furnace Problems That May Be Causing You To Have Heating Problems

by Wanda Franklin

If you have a gas furnace, three basic areas can be the cause problems; the duct systems and vents or bad thermostat and controls. You may want to check a few things before you call the repair service. Doing a basic inspection of your system can give you a better idea of the HVAC problems you are having. Here are the three basic things that you will want to check when your furnace is not working properly:

1. Problems Causing Your Furnace To Not Turn On

You can have problems with safety switches, the gas igniter, blower and other parts of your gas furnace. If you have recently changed a filter, you may want to check to make sure that access panel is well secured which if it is not, the safety switch can turn the furnace off.

In addition, check to make sure the pilot light is lit, and that the furnace comes on. If the heating is running, but the furnace does not have a flame, turn it off and contact a service technician to look at it.

2. Clogged Vents, Broken Dampers And Problems With The Duct System

Vents and other parts of your duct system can also cause problems. If you have a zoned HVAC system, the ducts may have dampers in them, which control where the heat goes to different areas of your home. These may be manual, or they can be automated dampers, which sometimes can have controls that go bad.

Check the dampers to make sure they are working. Also, you will want to check for clogged vents or objects that may be blocking them. Having a clear path in front of heat vents can help to improve the efficiency of your heating system.

3. Problems With The Thermostat Or Controls

The thermostat and controls of your furnace are another area where you can have problems. If you have an older analog thermostat, it may be time to change it for a digital one that is more accurate. Many thermostats also have batteries, which you will want to change regularly to make sure your heating is working properly. Sometimes, just changing the batteries can solve the problems that you are having with your gas furnace.

Check these things before you contact a repair service. If there is a problem with the furnace, you will want to make sure that the furnace and gas valve are turned off, and then call a gas furnace repair service to get your heating fixed and working properly. To learn more, contact a company like Wm Jean Electric Co with any questions or concerns you have.


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Maintaining Normalcy and Keeping Records: Tips for HVAC Maintenance

Hi, my name is Melinda, and when I sold my home three years ago, I realized that I should have been keeping maintenance records. Because I couldn't prove that we had maintained our HVAC system, the home was actually harder to sell than it should have been. I don't want anyone else to lose money on a home sale or to experience the stress of not having the right records. Because of that, I have created this blog. It explains everything you need to know about maintaining normalcy with your HVAC system and keeping records of check-ups and repairs. Please, take a seat and enjoy reading this blog.