It’s getting colder and colder and that old furnace of yours isn’t doing it’s job. Before you give it a good swift kick, read this. The problems you are experiencing with your furnace may be a simple issue that can be resolved quickly.

  • Check Your Settings– Before you run to call your HVAC professional make sure your dial is set on its proper settings. Simple enough, right? You’d be surprised how often this quick check is overlooked!
  • Check Breakers and Service Switch– Make sure all your switches are turned on! If your service switch isn’t on or any of the other for that matter, your furnace won’t work. you can find the service switch either on or near your furnace. Make sure to check the main breaker box in your house too! Sometimes all you need is to replace the switch.
  • The Outside Disconnect Switch– If you go outside and look around your unit there should be a switch that you can flip to turn the outside fan on. Also, make sure the main breaker switch for this is turned on as well. If it needs to be replaced, it is just a quick fix by your HVAC technician.
  • If these simple fixes did not solve your problem, then go ahead and call your HVAC professional to further assist you. These three simple check-ups can save you money, time and a phone call to a professional. So relax, you can most likely fix the problem yourself before your toes go numb this winter!

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