Having Trouble With a Gas Furnace? These Tips May Help

Having Trouble With a Gas Furnace? These Tips May Help

Are you having gas furnace trouble? Is it not producing enough hot air? Is it not producing any hot air at all? Perhaps it’s turning on and off frequently and never getting the house fully warm?

Another New Jersey winter is right around the corner, so it’s important to get any potential problems resolved before the temperature drops. It may be possible that your furnace needs an inspection or repair. However, it’s also very likely that the problem is simply and that you may be able to fix it yourself.

Here are a few things to take a look to troubleshoot your furnace problems:

The thermostat. Everything starts with the thermostat. It may seem like a simple place to look, but the simplest solutions are often the right ones. Check to make sure your thermostat is set to either heat or to auto, depending on how your thermostat is configured. Also, makes sure that you have the thermostat set to a temperature higher than the temperature in the house.

Also, make sure the batteries in the thermostat are working. Does the air conditioning also work? If not, you may just need to change the thermostat’s batteries.

The filter. Before your air is heated, it’s cleared of particles by passing through an air filter. If that filter is dirty, it blocks air from passing through, which reduces the amount of warm air that your furnace produces.

Change your filter to see if that does the trick. Also, remember to change your filter regularly, preferably on a monthly basis.

Internal issues. If your filter is clean and your thermostat is working, then you could have an internal problem that requires professional assistance. There could be an obstruction blocking the air flow or there could be an issue with the fan switch that’s preventing the fan from turning on. You’ll likely need a professional service person to inspect your furnace.

For more information on gas furnace trouble, contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We’re a third-generation family business serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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