No one wants to start their day off waking up to a cold house. If you experience this it may be because your furnace went out in the night.

Coming up with a plan for furnace repair before work can be a stressful experience but this process can be expedited with a simple checklist to determine the status of your furnace installation. Provided here is a checklist of things to do pre-furnace repair.

Bundle Up

In the cold winter months the house can change temperature extremely quickly. It is important for you to layer up clothes to ensure you have proper heat for your body. If you don’t wear proper clothing you could catch a cold or other illness.

Is Your Furnace On?

The first thing you should check is the power switch on the wall by the unit. If in the off position, then it may be an easy fix and not require any furnace service. Turning it back on however, could take up to a few minutes, so be patient while your furnace heats back up, it will take some time.

It is also important to check your thermostat to make sure it is on, set and has not changed during the night. You may not require furnace service at all so ensuring these steps are done can save you time and money regardless of how silly they sound.

Electricity or Gas Problems

A popped breaker could be another reason that you are not receiving heat. Your furnace requires electricity to run. You could also have a gas outage in your home. To test this, turn on other gas appliances such as a stove. Ensure your gas valve is on.

If none of these issues seem to be the culprit, it is time to call your local HVAC service company to ensure proper furnace repair.

For any questions regarding heating repair or furnace maintenance, call 5 Star HVAC today!