What To Do If Your Furnace Stops Working

Home Improvement

Most people don’t spend much time thinking about their furnace until it stops working in the middle of the winter. It is important to be prepared in case this happens to you.

Check for Simple Problems

Before you order heating system parts Conway AR or call the repair shop, check for simple problems. Most furnaces have a switch on the side that resembles a light switch. Check to see if this switch is in the on position. Next, check your thermostat. If there is no temperature displayed, you may need to change the batteries. If that’s not the problem, make sure the switch is set to heat and that the temperature setting didn’t get changed. Some smart thermostats may display a message that indicates a problem with your furnace.

If the thermostat doesn’t seem to be the problem, check the electrical panel for a tripped breaker or a blown fuse. Finally, if you have a gas furnace, make sure the pilot light is lit and the gas valve is not shut off.

Keep Warm While You Wait for Repairs

If you were unable to fix your problem yourself, then you will probably have to wait for someone to come make repairs. Unfortunately, when the weather gets cold there can be high demand for the services of HVAC repair shops. You may also have to wait for parts to be ordered. It is important to safely keep your home warm while you wait.

Plug a space heater into a central room in your home and have the entire family gather in that room. If you have a fireplace, turn it on. Shut all your windows and doors and cover gaps with blankets or towels.

A broken furnace in the cold of winter can create miserable conditions in your home. However, being prepared can help you overcome this issue as painlessly as possible.