If you find that your furnace isn’t able to keep up with the setting on your thermostat, don’t panic! Before picking up the phone we recommend doing the following basic trouble-shooting steps to save yourself the cost of a service call.
1: Check your thermostat
Make sure your thermostat is set to the HEAT position
Confirm that the temperature setting on the thermostat is set higher than the thermostat’s indoor temperature
2: Check your power
Make sure the power is turned on for your furnace
Turn the fan to ON at your thermostat. The fan should run when power is supplied to the furnace
See if the circuit breakers to the circuit breaker box (or electrical panel) tripped to the OFF position
Check the SSU light switch on the gray box located at the furnace to make sure it is in the ON position
3: Check the airflow
See if your air filter is dirty, and change it if it is
A blocked filter can cause your unit to shut down
Make sure air registers (supply or return ducts) are clear
If you follow these three steps and are still experiencing issues with your heating system, give us a call!