Turning on the furnace in your Edmonton home can be one of the most satisfying things you can do on a cold day—unless your furnace is broken. If the air never warms up, that’s a sign that there’s something seriously wrong with your home heating system. And since this particular home appliance plays a direct effect on your overall comfort, it pays to know what you can do to restore your heat. Your Edmonton furnace service offers you these tips.
Start with the thermostat
If you have a modern thermostat, then you need to get to know its multiple settings. Confirm that the system is set to ‘heat’ and verify the actual temperature. After resetting it, wait a few minutes for the system to adjust to the new settings. If the heater still blows cold air, the thermostat may need to be recalibrated or replaced.
Troubleshooting a gas furnace
If your gas furnace doesn’t turn on, check the circuit breaker. If the breaker is tripped, the electronic starter will not have power, and consequently, won’t be able to ignite the burner, and a cold air-blowing heater is what you get. If you have an older model. Check that the pilot light is on, and that the gas supply line valve is open.
Troubleshooting an electric furnace
As with your gas furnace, start with the circuit breaker and verify that it has not tripped. Reset it if it has. If the breaker trips again after you reset it, that’s a sign of a short circuit within the furnace system or some other malfunction. If your heating elements are overworked or burned out due to a short circuit, the system will blow cold air. Have an Edmonton furnace repair professional locate and solve the problem.
Troubleshooting a heat pump
Heat pumps use auxiliary heat strips if the exterior temperature is overly cold. If there’s a problem with these heat strips, the heat pump will blow cold air. During the summer, if the refrigerant level is low, the pump won’t be able to transfer heat efficiently. Have a professional inspect the heat strips and refrigerant level.
If your furnace continues to malfunction, contact Capital Plumbing and Heating Ltd. and schedule a visit so that one of their technicians can take a look at your heating unit.
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