What to do if Your Furnace Stops Working

You want your furnace to continue working in the middle of winter, so it’s important to maintain it regularly. Even if you have a maintenance plan, heating systems can take time to predict. A qualified technician, like one from Elite Comfort Systems, is good to have on your side.

You might wonder how to check your system before calling a pro and how to keep it in good shape between visits. Continue reading to find out how to get the most out of your furnace repair in Brentwood, CA.

Things to Consider if Your Furnace Breaks Down

Check Your Thermostat

When the weather changes, you should keep an eye on your thermostat. Check that it is set to “hot” or “automatic” instead of “cool.” Nothing can happen, even if you think you would never do something like that. Also, if you have children, they may have pushed some buttons without you knowing.

To turn on the heater, raise the temperature to a high setting. After a few minutes, your heater should turn on if the “heat” setting on your thermostat is set to a high temperature. If it doesn’t, keep going with the rest of the steps to fix the problem.

Check Your Power Source

Did you know your furnace has a button to turn the system on and off? Find the power source and make sure your furnace’s power switch is set to “on.” It doesn’t matter if you have a gas or an electric furnace; this button must be pressed.

Also, ensure your furnace is getting the right gas or electricity. If your heating system is electric, check the circuit breaker to ensure electricity is getting to it. Make sure the pilot light is on for gas appliances.

Check Your Filters

A dirty air filter is a common reason why a heating system doesn’t work well or doesn’t work at all. Your furnace’s air filters should be cleaned often. Also, check your registers and vents to ensure they aren’t blocked by furniture or rugs. If you have to put furniture over a register, try to move it away from the wall or raise it higher so that air can still flow.

Having pets makes it even more important to clean your air filters. Most filters are easy to clean with a hose in a pinch. If your filters have an odd shape or are hard to find, buy a few at a time, so you always have enough. Ask Elite Comfort Systems about their maintenance plans to find out if they include cleaning and replacing the filters.

Call Elite Comfort Systems for Furnace Repair

If you’ve tried the above fixes and your furnace still needs to be fixed, call our team. Our skilled experts will come to your home to look at the problem and give you a detailed plan to fix it. You will like how quickly we help you and how fair our prices are. We also offer emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you won’t have to worry if something goes wrong after hours.

You can trust that the staff at Elite Comfort Systems will look out for your best interests. We work hard to ensure our customers get great service and quality products. The Elite Comfort Systems team is dependable and knowledgeable at fixing different HVAC issues. In the California cities of Brentwood, Antioch, Discovery Bay, Pittsburgh, Knightsen, Concord, Walnut Creek, Oakley, and Mountain House.