Georgia enjoys mild winters, but that doesn’t mean we can escape without using our heating systems over the next few months, especially during the evenings. If you lose your heat in your home, it can mean an uncomfortable stretch until repair technicians can get out to you to solve the problem.
Furnaces are common ways of home heating in Atlanta, and are usually dependable machines (provided they receive regular maintenance). However, they can still suffer malfunctions that will prevent them from providing you with the warmth you need.
We’ve put together a list of reasons that your heater might have stopped giving you warm air. Make sure you call professionals, like those at Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., the moment you have trouble with your furnace. We can deliver the heating repair in Atlanta, GA that will make your home cozy once more.
Reasons your furnace isn’t heating
Loss of fuel source: If you have an electric furnace, make sure that it is connected to a power source. If you have a natural gas furnace, there may be blockage in the gas line, or a drop in gas pressure so that the burner isn’t receiving fuel. Don’t tamper with the gas line on your own, since it is potentially hazardous. Call for professional repairs.
Thermostat malfunction: You should always check your thermostat the moment you have heating (or air conditioning) trouble; the issue may be as simple as incorrect programming. However, the thermostat itself might have malfunctioned and lost its connection to the furnace, which will prevent the furnace from turning on.
Failed pilot/electric ignition: The pilot light is responsible for lighting the gas jets in many older furnaces. If the pilot light goes out, attempt to relight it. If that won’t work, than the burner unit might be too dirty for oxygen to reach the pilot. Newer furnaces use an electric ignition to start the burners, and this may have failed. In either case, leave the repairs to professionals, since this also deals with natural gas power.
Caution: Furnace at Work! (Or Not at Work)
We do not recommend that you open the cabinet of your furnace for any reason other than a visual inspection. Attempting to repair or even make minor adjustments to a furnace—particularly a gas furnace—can be dangerous to people without experience or the proper tools. If your furnace has stopped working, you need to call licensed professionals to diagnose the problem and find a remedy.
Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. knows that if your furnace shuts down, you will want service fast—no matter the time of the day or night. That’s why we offer 24-hour emergency service. For your long-term planning, look into our Comfort Club, which offers annual maintenance to keep your furnace running.