It can be disheartening when the furnace stops running. There are a few things you can check to repair your heater before you call a service professional. As furnaces are potentially unsafe, use caution.Learn more about us at Heating Replacement San Diego
Changing your philtre and doing it every month is the first preventative maintenance. Simply stock up on philtres and keep them somewhere in a closet. If it is difficult to remove your cover grate, it is simple enough to purchase a quick replacement grate at one of the big box home improvement stores.
In order of importance, an inspection of your duct work is next. Ductwork joints quickly malfunction. The duct tape gives way and you unexpectedly blow your expensive hot air right into your attic and out of the eaves. Double check to make sure that your air return grid is also not blocked by something.
If you can’t get your furnace on, check your thermostat. You should set it to Auto. A thermostat that’s older will cost you money. It’s fair to move to a new digital one, and not too hard to do it yourself. Expect it to cost about $35 for a new thermostat. Read the directions carefully and you shouldn’t have any installation issues.
Does he have influence in your system? Fuses blast sometimes and breakers can trip. Replace the fuses carefully or reset the breakers. Monitor them closely, because with your boiler, there might be something terribly wrong that caused them to malfunction in the first place.
If power is not the issue, but the device doesn’t work, your blower can have a problem. These are known to fail and a trained practitioner can carry out replacements. Typically, the blower machine looks like a drum or cylinder. To capture and propel the air, it will have fins on it. A look inside your furnace will show where the blower is and whether it has jammed or not. A screw will come loose occasionally and stop your blower from working. Some times, however the motor shaft has come off and both the engine and the blower could be destroyed.
If the blower looks okay, but is difficult to turn by hand, then the bearings in the engine are most definitely shot and you are looking at a replacement of the engine. If you hit the blower cylinder, be careful, as the fin edges can be as sharp as razors.