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Heating System Headaches? Troubleshoot Your Furnace Like a Pro

When troubleshooting your furnace start with the basics like checking your breaker hasn't been tripped

All homeowners have to put up with a fussy furnace from time to time. While the pros at Roth Heating Company are more than happy to help you repair it, we want you to know all the steps you can take yourself before you call one of our experts. Use these tips to help you troubleshoot your furnace.

Start at the Source

When troubleshooting your furnace start with the basics like checking your breaker hasn't been trippedThis may sound obvious, but sometimes your furnace stops working because of a simple tripped breaker. Ensure the furnace’s breaker is in the “On” position, and check that the heating system’s power switch is also on.

Your thermostat may also be to blame for your no-heat situation. Start by replacing the unit’s batteries. Make sure it’s set to “Heat” and turn up the temperature five degrees to ensure your furnace is running.

Inspect Your Air Vents and Ducts

It’s also possible that the lack of heat flow is due to vents or registers that are closed or blocked off. Go around the house and make sure they’re all open and that there are no objects like furniture, rugs, or curtains blocking airflow. If there’s only a little bit of heat dribbling out of the vents, there could be something inside the ducts restricting airflow. In that case, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned to get rid of obstructions or built-up dust and debris.

Change Your Air Filter

An air filter is one of the unsung heroes of your home comfort. They work alongside your heating and cooling systems, collecting dust, pet hair, dander, and other particulates before they can circulate through the house. However, the filters get dirty in the process, and a dirty filter can eventually block air from flowing. Make sure to replace the filter every one to three months to keep clean air moving efficiently.

Still No Heat? Call Roth Heating

If you tried to troubleshoot your furnace with our tips and are still having trouble getting heat, call in the professionals at Roth Heating. We offer 24-hour emergency repair service on all furnace makes and models, including Carrier® systems. Also consider scheduling routine maintenance—it helps catch potential problems before they worsen and break down your system while keeping your furnace working as efficiently as possible. Call us today for service at 414-764-4700 in Oak Creek, 262-534-5568 in Waterford, or make an appointment online.