The thermostat should be set to the “heat” mode. You would be surprised at the number of service calls that have been generated due to the fact that this tip was overlooked.
- The setting on the thermostat must be higher than the indoor temperature for your furnace or heat pump to cycle on.
- If the thermostat is battery operated, try replacing the batteries before calling the technician. It could save you of a “duh” moment when the technician discovers that the batteries are low and brings it to your attention.
- If you are utilizing a programmable thermostat, make sure it is programmed properly. You can be comfortable by lowering the temperature during the day to 65 degrees and increasing it at night to 68-70 degrees.
- Check the main power control to the furnace, which should also be “on.” This switch should be located on the unit itself or behind the front service panel.
- Make sure your filter access panel is installed securely, as there is typically a safety switch located behind this panel.
- Check the circuit breaker to make sure it is not tripped or off, reset as needed.
- If you suspect that the gas source to the furnace is the problem, contact a heating expert immediately.
Armed with little knowledge, you have the tools you need to assess the problem. But for safety’s sake, know when to call in the professionals. To schedule a maintenance appointment, or if you need service, contact Hobaica Services.