HVAC Troubleshooting: Solving Furnace Issues
HVAC Troubleshooting: Why won’t my furnace turn on?
This question is the most common question asked during the fall and winter months. The answer can vary widely and will likely require a technician to properly inspect the system and its components. Here are the most common causes that prompt the question, “Why Won’t My Furnace Turn On?”
- Improper HVAC Troubleshooting and Maintenance Taking the proper steps to keep your heating system properly maintained is one of the easiest ways to prevent costly repairs and prolongs the lifespan of the HVAC system. Dust and debris can clog air filters, blower motors, and heat exchangers causing malfunctions and restrict airflow. This airflow restriction will cause unnecessary strain on your HVAC system. All of these can be prevented with HVAC troubleshooting and maintenance.
- Improper Ductwork Design or Installation Your HVAC system components are not always the cause of heating issues. Problems can originate from the time of installation and have nothing to do with how the system operates. The proper amount of ductwork and the way it is installed can be problematic to your HVAC system. To rectify this situation is to redesign your ductwork to ensure proper airflow. This is a large project and would need the expertise of a trained HVAC technician.
- Thermostat Is Not Working
A thermostat that is not working will make it difficult to heat your home to the desired temperature. Improper registering the correct temperature will allow for overheating or cooler temperatures to be achieved.
If your thermostat isn’t working properly, you’ll find that it may be difficult to get your home to a comfortable temperature. If your thermostat doesn’t register the correct temperature then it doesn’t matter how much you crank the heat up – your home just will not get warm. If you think your thermostat may be to blame, it could be a simple fix or you may need to replace the device if it’s older.
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