One of the more difficult things about being a homeowner is trying to figure out when a problem is small and can be solved by you, or when a problem is serious and when you have to call in some help from your local Los Angeles air conditioner and heating specialist. If you have a furnace that seems to be acting up strangely and you’re not sure what’s going on with it, here are a few troubleshooting tips you can try before you contact your Los Angeles heating specialist.
First you should see if the furnace is even getting the signal that you want heat. Turn up the thermostat – quite a bit higher than you normally would – and see if you can hear the furnace kick on. If the furnace is not making noise then the problem is either being caused by the thermostat itself or by the furnace. Replace the battery in your thermostat and see if that cures the problem. If it does not than you will definitely need to get the help of our Los Angeles heating experts. It’s also a good idea to check the circuit breaker. It’s easy for the breaker to be kicked off and for that simple switch to fix the entire problem.
But what happens if the blower turns on, and you can hear it kick on, but there is no heat coming from the furnace? This can be caused by a variety of situations and is nothing that any homeowner should ever try to fix, as it can be a serious problem and you can do more harm than good if you try to fix it and you do not know what you’re doing.
If you ever have any questions about whether your furnace problem is serious or not, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can often help you to figure out what the problem is after one short visit and can then go about helping you to fix the problem as well.