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Common Furnace Problems and How to Identify Them

Winter has arrived here in Utah County, which means now is the time to pay extra close attention to your furnace. While a furnace repair technician is just a phone call away, you may need to identify and troubleshoot the problem yourself to protect your family while you wait for help to arrive. Here is a look at some of the most common furnace problems and what you can do to get the heat turned back on.

Won’t Turn On

If your furnace won’t turn on, first check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers on the furnace or at the main entrance panel. It is also possible that the furnace is not receiving fuel, so be make sure that the gas valve is fully open before calling a furnace repair company.

Not Blowing Hot Air

If your furnace is blowing lukewarm or room temperature air, the filter could be dirty or the blow may be clogged. Your furnace could also have a broken blower belt or a dirty burner. Although you can clean the blower assembly and replace the filter on your own, you should call a furnace repair professional before you attempt to make any repairs to the furnace itself.

Pilot Won’t Light or Stay Lit

The pilot needs to be lit in order for your furnace to deliver hot air. If you don’t feel any warm out coming out of the vents, check the pilot. If the pilot won’t light, make sure the pilot light button is fully depressed and make sure the gas valve is fully open. If the pilot won’t stay lit, tighten the thermocouple nut slightly and adjust the pilot so the flame is about 2 inches long.

If none of these troubleshooting tips work for you, call the furnace repair professionals at HRC Climate Services. We offer 24-hour emergency furnace repair services, so you don’t need to worry about braving a cold night in Provo without heat. Contact us online or call us at (801) 373-9440 to learn more about our furnace repair services.

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