Diagnosing the problem with your furnace typically takes experience and training, but if you’d prefer to check your furnace before calling us, read the content below to see some furnace troubleshooting tips. If you’d like us to come out and take a look call us today to schedule service and we will let you know exactly what the issue is.

St Louis Furnace Troubleshooting Tips

Remarkably, you can do a number of heater maintenance jobs yourself, while more complex and tiresome facets of heater maintenance are best left to experts. Doing these tasks from time to time would greatly assist in keeping your heating costs down and save you hundreds of dollars in costly repair works.

Among the most important elements of adequate heater maintenance is regular cleaning. Dirt build-up on your furnace can significantly lower your heating system’s efficiency. It can cause fuel waste and make your heating system work twice as difficult to warm your home—– occasionally it can even trigger your heater to overheat. Built up dirt can influence all 3 parts of your furnace—– the blower, the filter system, and the motor. These are the 3 components that need comprehensive cleaning from time to time. When routinely made use of, your furnace filter should be cleaned at least when a month.

furnace troubleshooting tips

Gas Furnace Troubleshooting

To repair a gas heater, access the pilot light assembly on your heater. Normally this will be behind a plug or a panel. When you find the pilot assembly, turn the heater valve off and wait a couple of minutes.

After this, change the valve to pilot setups and hold a lit match to the pilot opening. While doing so, push the reset button on the control board. Keep this button pushed until the pilot flame starts to burn. Then turn the valve on.

If the pilot light does not stay lit, its opening may be blocked. You can turn the gas valve off and get rid of the blockage from the opening using a large wire. This issue might also be triggered by a malfunctioning thermocouple, and would need replacement. If this trouble persists, call Vitt Heating and cooling at (314) 351-5580 and we’ll come repair it!

Oil Furnace Troubleshooting

Oil furnaces are considered to be the most durable household appliance and you should expect 15-20 years from your furnace. If your oil furnaces seems to be malfunctioning, there are a couple steps you can try before calling us.

If your oil furnace won’t start, pressing the reset button may fix the problem. If that doesn’t work, check your fuses and circuit breaker. Take caution and don’t push the reset button more than twice. This simply loads more fuel into the combustion chamber and you’ll just have more fuel in there than you need.

Most other times, the motor may burn out or there may be a faulty starting switch. These are significantly more complicated and do require our technician’s help. Call us at (314) 351-5580 to make an appointment and we’ll get your furnace working in no time.

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