Resetting the circuit breaker when my furnace fails to heat

At times all we want to do is curl up on my couch with some hot chocolate and watch TV all day long.

  • These are familiar feelings in winter, and only work and other emergencies get me out of this mood.

Usually, this plan works until my heating system decides to spoil everything. It is not fun to do this with a heap of blankets just because the heating unit does not do its work. So one time this happened, I was in no mood to call the HVAC technician since I knew he would take a while to arrive. I quickly checked the thermostat, and the setting was right. A quick change of batteries and no response as the house still felt very cold and uncomfortable. My next guess was testing the circuit breaker and the fuse for a blown or tripped fuse. First, I had to flip the fuse back and forth since this is how I check manually. I made sure the fuse was on, and a few minutes later, the heat I was hoping for was restored. It turns out that the fuse was misbehaving. I made a mental note to have that checked just in case it did that again later. I was fortunate enough to go back to my chilling routine without much worry. However, this may not happen for all people. In case the manual check fails to work, proceed to using the multimeter checker or calling your electrician for a professional diagnosis. There is a high chance that the major issue is with the wiring or the circuit breaker itself. Do not attempt to handle electrical repairs without any experience, as things can quickly go south.

 

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