Troubleshooting Your Equipment
As homeowners, we know it can be stressful when your appliances aren't working the way they should. Before calling us to have a service technician to visit your home, there are a few troubleshooting measures you can try on your own. Working through these checklists could save you time and money.
Not a fan of DIY? Or you've checked the items below with no luck? Give us a call and our experts will help fix the problem in no time.
Troubleshooting your Home Furnace Unit
- Is the power on?
- Is the bottom door on?
- Is the filter dirty? Filters should be changed at least every 3 months for clean air and proper functioning unit.
- Is the thermostat turned on? The furnace with not engage if the thermostat is not available to provide commands for heat.
- Is the thermostat calling for heat? Try turning up the desired temperature in the home to see if the furnace engages.
- If using a programmable thermostat, do the batteries need to be changed?
- Is the furnace delivering any codes? Look through the window of the bottom door on the furnace, if calling for a code, you'll see a flashing light.
Troubleshooting your Garage Heater
- Is power available to the unit?
- Is the pilot light on? If not, the hot surface ignition?
- Is the gas turned on?
- Do you know if the venting for the unit is plugged? Check the vent for debris and remove it if you find any.
Troubleshooting your Hot Water Tank
- Is there any hot water?
- Is the pilot light on?
- Is the tank leaking any water?
- If the tank is power vented, is the power on?
- Is the tank plugged in?
- Is the gas for the unit turned on?
Troubleshooting your Home Humidifier
- Is it calling for humidity?
- Is it wired to the furnace fan or heat cycle?
- Is it leaking any water?
- Is the media pad wet?
- Is the humidistat turned on?
- When was the last servicing? Like the rest of your home heating and cooling systems, humidifiers should be serviced annually.