One of the most popular options in home heating is an electric furnace. Today’s ENERGY STAR rated furnaces are great for heating homes while also helping to reduce the use of energy and lower your monthly bills.
However, even these dependable systems can sometimes stop working, leaving you out in the cold. If you do have a problem with your electric furnace, before calling for furnace repair in Atlanta, GA try these simple checks that may reveal the cause the of the problem.
It is surprising how many times we find a thermostat to be the problem with a cold house. It can be even more complicated if you have zone thermostats or thermostats that can be controlled by an app on a phone.
A simple swipe or tap in the wrong direction can change the settings on the system. This is often the case if someone accidentally programs the a.m. and p.m. automatic settings incorrectly. Even an old fashioned manual slide control sometimes gets moved the wrong way, so this is always a starting point for your checks.
Electrical Power Check
If the thermostat looks correct or if the furnace doesn’t come on after correcting the settings, check to make sure there is power at the furnace itself. Typically, the easiest way to do this is to take a look at your breakers. A tripped breaker may be the cause of the problem if there is power in the rest of the home.
Try flipping the breaker back on once and see if the furnace starts up. If the breaker trips again, call us immediately and we can come out for your furnace repair in Atlanta, GA. Even if the breakers stays on, we should look at the wiring and make sure you don’t have a short in the system.
Also, you may have a wall switch that turns on or off the furnace. Check to make sure it is in the “on” position. If you aren’t sure, flick it the opposite way and wait a second to see if the furnace starts up.
If these checks don’t solve the problem, call us and we will come out and complete the required furnace repair in Atlanta, GA. Generally, furnaces are very durable and long-lasting, and the problem can be relatively simple for our experienced technicians to isolate and repair.
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