Starting Your Furnace For The First Time? Problems To Watch For


When you start to turn your furnace on for the first time when the weather begins to cool and the inside of your home is too cool to bear, it can be a little bit of an anxious moment. When you turn on your furnace and you feel like you have to cross your fingers that it will start, or you feel like something else is going to happen, it can create a bit of anxiety. When you first start your furnace, there are some issues you should keep an eye out for and watch for. Read on for some problems you should watch out for.

Burning Odors

When you first start your furnace, you may smell some odors of burning. This is just some of the dust that may be inside your furnace and is just burning off. That smell should go away in a short amount of time, but if you still continue to smell these odors and it's been a couple of days, your furnace may need to be serviced. The burning odor could be a problem with your furnace, or it could just be overly dirty and need to be cleaned and maintained.

Not Starting At All

If your furnace did not even turn on when you turned the heat on with your thermostat. If the furnace did not kick on and it's been a couple of minutes, try to adjust the temperature setting on the thermostat and listen for any noises coming from the furnace. If you don't even hear it clicking on, you should check to be sure you have power to your furnace. Check the fuse and that it is plugged in. Also be sure to check the gas and that it is also turned on. If you don't have any power, your furnace may need to be repaired. If you don't have gas, you should turn the gas valve on and check for any gas leaks. If you have a gas leak, turn the gas back off and call in a professional service company for help.

If you have turned on your furnace for the first time and it has any issues, you need to hire a professional HVAC technician for help repairing your furnace and servicing it to ensure it works properly throughout the entire cold weather season. Don't wait to call in a professional, as the season goes on, it may be more difficult to get someone to your home to make the necessary repairs. Call an HVAC professional right away for help.


30 September 2022

furnace repairs - do it yourself?

Can furnace repairs be made by the average DIYer? If you know a little about what you are doing, is it possible to avoid the expense of having a professional come out to take care of any problems that you are having? My blog is all about furnace safety and repair. You will learn a few things that you can do on your own and advice for when to call in the professional repair technician to assist with the repairs. By the time you reach the end, you will have a better understanding of what you can and should not do on your own.