Furnace repair you can do yourself

When it’s cold outside, and it’s too cold inside, you may be in need of a Woodbury MN furnace repair. However, even if you don’t know anything about heating systems, you may be able to get your heat on without having to call for help.

Make sure that your thermostat is set to “Heat,” and not to “Off” or “Cool”.  If it was already set to “Heat,” then set it to “Off” for two minutes, and then set it back to “Heat”. This will reset the controls on some systems.

Check that the air filters are clean. They should be checked monthly anyway, because dirty filters can make your system operate inefficiently and cause system problems, shutdowns, and eventual furnace repairs.

It’s also possible that you may have a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse. You can check this at the main electrical panel. Some furnaces have reset buttons that you can reset simply by pushing. Be sure that there is no smell of gas around the furnace before doing any reset. You wouldn’t want to cause an explosion.

By the way, you should never reset anything more than once. Any unit can experience a random trip, but if something is causing repetitive tripping, there is an underlying problem that needs to be fixed.

If your heating system is gas fired, your pilot light may have gone out. You can easily re-light the pilot light by following the manufacturer’s instructions, they are often printed right on the pilot light unit, or they may be close by.

Checking these items yourself could get your heating system working without needing to call a furnace repair technician. If you need one, however, Aabbott Ferraro is there when you need us. Call us now at (651) 776-4799.

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