Be Prepared for Winter with this Useful Furnace Troubleshooting Guide

'Tis the season for colder weather, and to properly prepare, you might be checking your heating systems to make sure they're operating as they should be. If you have a gas furnace there are a few things to remember when turning it on for the first time.

The following troubleshooting tips will help if there are any additional problems getting the furnace to operate properly.

Furnace isn't turning on:


If the furnace isn't turning on at all it's usually something quite simple. Below are a few things to try. If this doesn't solve your problem have your furnace inspected by a professional.

Not enough heat production:

If you're running your furnace but it doesn't seem to produce enough warmth, check everything listed below and see if it helps.

Pilot won't light or stay lit:

The pilot should stay lit; if it isn't the following checklist will help define the issue. Typically there is an easy solution.

Turns on/off repeatedly:

If the furnace is turning on and off repeatedly and not taking a break it could be that the unit needs to be cleaned. This is usually a simple matter and not at all costly.

Blower runs continuously:

If the blower won't stop running it could be a simple fix.The tips below will help you troubleshoot this issue easily.

Excessive noise:


If your furnace is making excessive noise check the following to nip it in the bud. Solving this problem is often as easy as tightening a bolt or screw.

These helpful tips will ensure a well run furnace. Making certain your heating system is operating properly makes it easier to save money and enjoy a warm and cozy winter.

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