What To Do When Your Furnace Malfunctions

Sudden furnace malfunctions can throw your whole life into chaos. If you're not prepared, it can be difficult to know what to do. In this post, we'll outline some steps you can take to deal with a malfunctioning furnace. Keep in mind that these are just general guidelines - for specific instructions, please consult your furnace's owner's manual.


Check the Thermostat

Don't assume you have a furnace problem until after doing some troubleshooting and making sure that the thermostat is actually telling your unit to come on. Programmable ones can be complicated, so it's best not to take any chances with them by assuming they work properly when in reality something may very well go wrong!


Change the Filter

The furnace filter is the most common cause of problem in a home heating system. You should check your filters often because clogged filter can obstruct airflow throughout whole unit


Check the Gas and Pilot Light

If you have a gas furnace, it’s possible that someone may have turned off your gas furnace and then forgot to turn it back on, or there could be an issue with the line. The pilot light is a great indicator.


Call for Service

As you can see, there are a few things you can do to try and remedy the situation if your furnace malfunctions. Of course, in some cases it may be necessary to call in a professional. If that's the case, don't hesitate to give us a call! We're here to help you get your home back up and running as quickly as possible.