Troubleshooting tips for your furnace

Published On: February 8, 2016Categories: Heating & CoolingTags: ,


It’s a cold winter morning and you wake up to discover that your furnace isn’t working. Before you call a heating and cooling service company, try these troubleshooting steps first.

  1. Check other gas appliances you own to make sure that they work. If they don’t, you may have a gas outage and need to call the gas company instead.
  2. Check the breaker box to make sure you don’t have a tripped switch.
  3. Check the thermostat to make sure it’s set to heat and is set to a temperature setting that is higher than the indoor temperature.
  4. Check the air filter to make sure that it’s not clogged.
  5. Check the pilot light to see if there’s a flame.

If you try all of these troubleshooting tips and your furnace still is not working, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with an HVAC company.