What Do I Do If My Furnace Stops Working?
The last thing any homeowner wants as the temperatures dip into freezing: a broken furnace! So what do you do if your furnace stops working? In many cases, a furnace that completely fails requires repairs or possibly replacement, but there are a few things you can check into before you give us a call.
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Troubleshooting If Your Furnace Breaks Down
Here are a few things you should do if your furnace stops working:
- Check the thermostat. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Make sure no one in the house accidentally changed the thermostat settings or turned off the furnace. You should also check to make sure that the thermostat is functioning properly—if it isn’t hardwired, make sure it has batteries.
- Check your switches and breakers. Go to your circuit breaker and make sure that you haven’t tripped a breaker and caused your furnace to shut down. The furnace should be marked on the switchboard, but if it isn’t, look for it connected to one of the larger switches. If it’s not in the “on” position, flip it into place.
- Clear the way. This includes replacing air filters and ensuring the returns and vents are all clear of obstructions. Blocked airflow, no matter the cause, can cause major problems for your furnace.
What If These Steps Don’t Solve My Issue?
If the troubleshooting steps listed above don’t solve the problem you’re having with your furnace, your best bet is to call in the help of a professional, such as the team at Arctic Air Conditioning. Since 1977, we’ve been the trusted name in furnace repair throughout New Jersey, including Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, and Ocean Counties.
We can schedule an appointment to assess your system and determine what is going on—and then our trained and experienced team can fix it reliably and efficiently so you can go back to enjoying a warm, cozy home. And if your furnace issue calls for more than simple repairs, we can provide our expert recommendations about purchasing a new system and installing it.
We offer a wide range of highly efficient Lennox furnaces to match any need and budget, and we can help you select a system that is right for your home and wallet!
Schedule Your Furnace Services
If your furnace has broken down, call your trusted team at Arctic Air Conditioning. We’re available throughout New Jersey to provide complete furnace services.