When problems with the furnace appear, it’s important to call a professional to help.
Of course, there are a few things to check before making the call.
Sometimes the fuse or circuit breaker needs to be reset. Sometimes the furnace filter needs to be cleaned. Sometimes the problem isn’t the furnace at all. A thermostat issue can often cause malfunctions with the HVAC equipment. My wife and I had trouble during the coldest part of December. I immediately checked a few things on the troubleshooting list, but I knew that a call to the HVAC company was necessary. I didn’t want to wait a long time before I made the call, because I wanted the heating company to service the equipment on the same day. As soon as I finished checking a few things, I made the call to the HVAC company. They scheduled an appointment for later that day. My wife and I found out that the furnace needed a new electric igniter. The ignitor is an important part of the furnace that helps create a flame. I watched the HVAC technician replace the electric igniter and I am sure I could repeat the same task in the future. The technician said this kind of problem does not happen frequently, so hopefully it’s the only time the item will need to be replaced. In a couple of years it will be time to upgrade the heating components. My wife and I have been thinking about getting rid of the gas furnace. It might be nice to upgrade to radiant heated flooring.