Furnace repair
  • July 3, 2021
  • BlueSeaXp

Furnace Giving You the Cold Shoulder? Here are a few Fixes you Can Try

Are you having trouble keeping warm in Surrey? Is your furnace switched on, but the only thing blowing out of the vents is cold air? You’ve probably established that there is an issue with your furnace, but before you call for emergency furnace repair in Surrey, here are some fixes you can try yourself.

Double Check Your Thermostat

Sometimes an issue with your furnace can be as simple to solve as verifying your thermostat settings. Suppose the temperature in your home is ok, but your system is still spitting out cool air. In that case, it could simply be that your system is switched to ON – which will power the fan continuously – instead of AUTO, which will only run the fans when the system is actively heating.

If your thermostat is battery operated instead of hardwired, your batteries may be running low, leading to issues with your heating. Double-check your batteries before calling your furnace repair Surrey tech.

There could also be an issue with the thermostat unit itself. If you have recently installed a new thermostat, it may not be compatible with the rest of your heating system. Or an older unit may simply have reached the end of its life. If you still cannot diagnose the problem after an inspection, then it may be time for professional furnace repair in Surrey.

Dirty Air Filter

Furnace frequently shutting off and turning back on? The problem may not be with the unit but as a result of a clogged air filter. Air circulation is key to a combustion furnace’s operation, but the filters need to occasionally be cleaned if reusable, or replaced if they are disposable. When the air filters become clogged, the furnace’s safety mechanism will eventually switch off the burners, eliminating any heat coming from the unit.

Clogged Condensation Line

High-efficiency furnaces produce a condensed liquid as part of their normal operation. Usually, this condensation will drain away without issue, but if you have noticed moisture around your furnace, a musty smell, or your furnace is only pushing cool air, there could be a clog in the condensation line.

If you suspect that you have a clogged line, contact a plumbing or heating professional for servicing.

Pilot Light is Out

The pilot light is like the heart of your furnace; if it’s out, you will not get any heat from the unit. There are two possibilities for your pilot light being out. It may simply have blown out, in which case you can very (very) carefully try to relight it. Otherwise, there could be a blockage or malfunctioning thermocouple.

If your pilot light doesn’t easily relight, or if you continue to have issues keeping it lit, it may be time to call for furnace repair in Surrey.

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Unit Isn’t Getting Enough Gas

Gas furnaces run on natural gas; if they aren’t getting a sufficient supply, they will not produce any heat. Several problems could lead to issue with your gas supply. It could be as simple as your gas value being switched off, in which case you can simply turn it back on, or there could be a blockage in your gas line.

If your gas valve is on, and there has been no interruption to your gas supply, you will need a professional to investigate the cause of the gas line issue.

When the days and nights are cold, and your furnace isn’t keeping you warm, you can trust the team at Blue Sea Heating and Plumbing to find the cause and make it right.