Furnace Tips and Advice for Repairs – Lake Orion MI
Change the air filters: Dirty air filters lead to a multitude of furnace problems. Clean or replace the filter one a month, according to the manufacturer’s directions. Scrib’s Heating and Cooling in Oxford Michigan can show you how to do this.
Check the thermostat: If it seems as if your furnace doesn’t produce any heat, check the battery level in the thermostat. In some models, simply replacing the battery may do the trick.
When the blower fan doesn’t turn off or the furnace cycles too frequently, check the thermostat settings. The fan setting should be on “Auto.” In the “On,” “Low,” “Medium” or “High” modes, the fan will run continuously.
If the furnace doesn’t seem to produce enough heat, check the thermostat’s setting to make sure it’s on “Heat” mode. Then check the temperature to make sure it’s set to one that’s higher than the current room temperature.
If nothing seems to work, you may need to purchase a new. Make sure the new thermostat matches your furnace in regards to capability and capacity, or you may encounter future problems.
Check the circuit breaker and power supply: If the furnace stops working or the thermostat’s screen is blank, check if the circuit breaker tripped or blew a fuse. Also, make sure the power cord is plugged into an outlet.
Reduce drafts: If a draft causes problems with the pilot light, you may need to close the windows or doors in the room.
Maintenance: Every year, at the end of the summer or beginning of fall, hire Scrib’s Heating and Cooling of Oxford Michigan to inspect and maintain the furnace. Scrib’s will get the unit ready for the upcoming cool weather and fix problems that could cause breakdowns or expensive repairs during busy winter months.
Furnace installation: If you need to replace your furnace, use Scrib’s Heating and Cooling of Oxford Michigans furnace expertise to determine the right type and size for your home or commercial space.
Ignition control or pilot light problems: As problems may result from clogged components or faulty electrical components, leave ignition issues to the Scrib’s Heating and Cooling of Oxford Michigan
Mechanical issues: Unless you received training to repair furnaces, let professionals handle problems related to mechanical wear and tear. Otherwise, you may void the warranty on the appliance or accidentally cause a larger problem.
Natural gas or propane problems: When you suspect problems with the gas feed or valve because of a malfunction with the gas pressure regulator, call Scrib’s Heating and Cooling in Oxford Michigan (248) 628-2804