The last thing one would want on a cold winter day is a furnace problem. Furnace problems come unannounced, unfortunately, and there is nothing much that you can do to prevent them completely. You can call an expert for furnace repair in Las Vegas after you try a few troubleshooting steps. With this in mind, we at Hal Mechanical would like to share a few things you can do when a furnace is acting up that might solve the problem.
Replace or Clean Dirty Air Filters
One of the most common issues people face is reduced airflow. Check to see if the blower fan is running and ensure your furnace is igniting. Something might be restricting the airflow if you notice that there’s no heat coming from the registers should both the blower fine and ignition is operating well. Turn off your furnace and check if your air filter is clogged or dirty in that case. You can locate the air filter next to the cold air return duct. To see if that works, clean the filter or replace it. There could be something that’s clogging the duct if maintaining the air filter does not work. If in the event the ducts are the problem, you need to hire a pro for a resolution.
Ensure Thermostat is Fully Operational
Check the thermostat if your furnace is not heating your home or it’s not running at all. If required, change the batteries. Make sure the thermostat is the fan is set to AUTO as well as the thermostat being set to HEAT. You need to clean it using a soft brush to get rid of the dust and dirt that would have settled on it over time if you have an electromechanical thermostat. It is time to check the furnace switch and electrical panel if that also doesn’t work.
Check Furnace Switch
The problem may be as small as a tripped breaker or a furnace switch that got switched off accidentally in some cases. If the furnace breaker is tripped, check the breaker box to see. Flip it on to reset the breaker if it’s off. Check the furnace switch to see if it’s powered on as well. You can locate the furnace switch on the side of the furnace. You should immediately call a technician for HVAC repair in Henderson if your furnace breaker is tripping continuously.
Ensure Gas Valve is Turned On
Chances are, if your gas furnace doesn’t ignite, that your system has run out of gas, or the gas valve is shut off. Locate the gas valve and make sure it is turned on. If your system’s safety has been compromised, check the safety switch of your furnace that may have tripped, as well.
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If none of these steps rectify the situation, you need to contact a professional to diagnose and repair the furnace. When you need repair in the Las Vegas Valley, contact Hal Mechanical. In addition to repairs, we can provide quality maintenance, replacement or installation services.