“With cold nights ahead, heating companies are telling the Problem Solvers their phones are ringing off the hook with people saying their furnaces are not working properly.
And it turns out that there may be a few steps you can take now to make sure your heating system keeps you warm tonight.
One of the biggest problems techs are seeing is something you could fix yourself.
“A dirty filter is the biggest factor in having no heat that we have right now,” Ryan added.
That’s right: Changing your filter could get the system working again.
Simple maintenance could also help stave off bigger problems down the road. That’s especially true when it comes to tiny flame sensors that can collect dust.
“It could cause the burners to cycle on and off and could potentially lock out where it just blows cold air, because it’s going to overheat itself and there are safety switches that are designed to keep it from overheating,” Ryan said.”
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Most furnaces these days have safeguards in place to prevent a catastrophic event from occurring. If a filter is too clogged then air can not freely flow which could force the furnace to shutdown. Oftentimes, simply cleaning a filter might be the solution. However, there are other components that can fail so you shouldn’t start troubleshooting on your own.
Instead, call the technicians of Team Mechanical at 612-729-5646. We’ll diagnose the problem and keep you apprised of repair costs to get your furnace working again.