Simple Furnace Repair Tips
Of all the appliance to break down at home, it had to be the furnace. Many people find the furnace intimidating. And it should be because like many appliance in the house the furnace is made up of tubes, wires, exhaust and many other parts. If you’re in need of a furnace repair check out these simple home fixes you can do before calling in your furnace handyman.
The first DIY furnace repair you can do is to check to see if the thermostat is on. A thermostat has many settings and is usually programmable. So make sure that the thermostat is programmed to turn on. While you’re at it, check to see if the settings are correct.
Have you changed your furnace’s filters lately? Clogged furnace filters will cause your furnace to shut off. A dirty filter causes clogged airways and soot build up. Make sure the filter is changed regularly to prolong your furnace’s life.
Just like the thermostat, the gas can also be turned off. So make sure that the gas is on before calling for a furnace repair.
Birds are usually drawn to the flue because of the heat. They build nests and lay their eggs there. So check to see if your chimney flue is clear of debris and bird.
A clogged exhaust or intake vent can not only restrict airflow but also shut down your furnace. Make sure that your intake and exhaust vents are free from leaves and other matter that can clog the entry or exit of air.
Believe it or not, furnace repair bills can be avoided by checking the power switch. Furnaces just like any other appliance at home has an on and off switch. So make sure you check yours to avoid costly home calls.
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