HVAC Maintenance | High-Quality, Reliable Service
Don’t forget that most of the heating systems are usually trouble-free and easy to maintain. The most efficient operation is a function of good regular maintenance. There are many things you can do to keep your heating system in top condition, it doesn’t matter what type of furnace you have. In this article, Roma Heating will tell you how to service and troubleshoot your furnace, regardless of the type.
When heating or cooling system malfunctions may face problems such as heat/cold source components, distribution system, or thermostat. The malfunction is probably at the source if the furnace or air conditioner doesn’t run. Pay attention that the furnace or air conditioner may have lost power. Fuel may not be reaching the unit. It may not be igniting if the fuel is gas or oil. Whenever the furnace or air conditioner turns on but the warm or cool air isn’t reaching the rooms of your home, the problem comes from the blower or distribution system. Problems like a faulty control, or thermostat, could keep the system from turning on or could cause it to turn on and off frequently. Whatever the problem is start with the simplest procedures. In most cases, all you need to do is patience and common sense.
Take these preliminary steps by Roma Heating, before you start to work on a heating or cooling system:
- It is a good idea to make sure that the unit is receiving power. Then look for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers at the main entrance panel. Note that some furnaces have a distant power entrance, this distant power entrance usually located at a different panel near the main entrance panel. Also, some furnaces have fuses mounted in or on the unit.
If the unit has a reset knob, first marked RESET and then near the motor housing, wait 30 minutes to let the motor cool, then press the knob. If the unit still doesn’t start, wait 30 minutes and press the reset knob for the second time. Repeat the action at least one time more.
Make sure the switch is turned on if the unit has a divided power switch.
Check to make sure the thermostat is correctly set. If essential or vital, raise (or, for an air conditioner, lower) the setting 5º.
If the unit uses gas, check to assure the gas supply is turned on and the pilot light is lit. If it uses oil, check to assure there is a sufficient supply of oil.