Cool Breeze Discusses Furnace Troubleshooting and Heating Efficiency

Having the ability to troubleshoot your furnace issues can be great for saving time and money this holiday season. A number of issues can be resolved without the assistance of a certified technician. However, if these repair tips don’t work for you, it’s time to contact a professional.

Tucson, AZ, December 14, 2011 --( Cool Breeze Air Solutions, LLC, Tucson heating and air conditioning service, shares some quick tips to help resolve some of the problems you may face with your home heating system.

Is your furnace not turning on?

There have been hundreds of service calls that end with the technician simply setting the thermostat to “heat.” During the first part of the winter its common to overlook this setting on your thermostat.

If your thermostat is set to heat also make sure you set the temperature higher than the current temperature in your home. The heat should kick on once set above the current temperature.

Did you turn off the furnace breaker last summer?

It’s a good idea to do this to make sure it doesn’t get switched on accidentally during the warm months where it’s not needed. When the heating season is back you must remember to switch this breaker back on. If you’re a new homeowner, this is something the previous owner may have done.

Also check if the pilot light is on. If your furnace isn’t electronic ignition you’ll need to light the pilot light. You may also want to check the SSU switch. This looks like a typical light switch located on your furnace system.

Is your furnace not heating your home as well as it should?

A common mistake is forgetting to change out the furnace filter periodically. If you forget to do this, over time it will be difficult for warm air to pass through into your home making for a semi-warm home and inefficient heating. You don’t want your furnace to be overworked due to a clogged furnace filter. Not only will the energy bills rise, your system will be more likely to overheat and possibly break down.

Also be sure your vents aren’t covered by the couch or any other piece of furniture. The supply vents deliver air to the furnace. The furnace then heats it and sends it back through and into your home. Blocking this air flow with prevent your furnace from heating your home.

There’s no better season for a break on repair and maintenance issues. Hopefully these tips will help you get your heating system back up and running the way it should. However, if none of these common troubleshooting tips help you may want to call a licensed technician. Attempting more extensive repairs could lead to worse problems.

Cool Breeze Air Solutions, LLC, heating and air conditioning service in Tucson is currently charging a low service call fee of $59 for Tucson customers in need of a professionally trained heating and cooling technician.

Cool Breeze Air Solutions, LLC
Steve Hopkins
(520) 495-2227
5141 North Casa Grande Highway
Tucson, AZ 85743