What to do if your furnace isn’t working

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Your alarm goes off, you roll out of bed and feel chilly. Then you notice it—no heat coming from the vents. You check your thermostat. Uh oh, it’s at its normal setting but the furnace isn’t doing its job to warm up your home. Your furnace is not working.

What to do?  Here’s some advice from Stay Comfy, Minnesota.

Not to sound silly, but the first thing to do is start with the basics and make sure that power is reaching your furnace. Go to your circuit panel and make sure that the circuit controlling the furnace is in its right position—you may have blown a fuse. Next, check the power on the furnace, making sure that the furnace’s “on” button is, in fact, in the “on” position and didn’t get inadvertently turned off.

Next, double check your thermostat to make sure that it too is both turned on and has been programmed correctly.  If the day got warm, someone may have turned the heat off but then forgot to turn the heat back on again. Not that I, personally, have ever done that. Nope, not me!  That would be ridiculous!  (Blushing and looking guilty.)

But let’s not dwell on that particular scenario. Moving on. The next thing to do is check the furnace filter. If it’s been a while since it was changed, it may have gotten dirty to the point that the system overheated and shut down as a safety precaution. Changing the filter might get you working again. Lastly, check the gas line and make sure that too is on.

If none of these factors are the culprit, it’s time to call for Twin Cities furnace help. Minnesota heating and cooling experts at Minnesota Carrier are just a phone call away. Their expert technicians will have your furnace up, running, and keeping you warm again in no time.

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For more energy saving and home comfort tips, visit StayComfyMinnesota.com! Stay Comfy, Minnesota is your Minnesota resource for air conditioning repair, furnace repair and HVAC tips and advice.

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About Renee

I'm a married mom of two young children. I work part-time and do some freelance writing on the side. I love to read, play with my kids, cook, water ski, snow shoe, and run when the weather (and motivation) permits.
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One Response to What to do if your furnace isn’t working

  1. tyler says:

    Great tips as to what to do if your furnace is not running. Often times you can find and fix the problem without having to call a technician, and this articles gives great advice on what to check first.

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