How to Repair your Furnace

Repair your FurnaceHow to Repair Your Furnace

Forced-air furnaces are normally very reliable; although, overtime they can break down. When they do, it is crucial to get them up and running again quickly. With a little do-it yourself experience and proper guidance, you are able to troubleshoot and repair your furnace yourself.

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Repair your Furnace

The text below contains information about some of the most common types of furnace repairs. This these sound like they are beyond your abilities, call a qualified heating professional.

Gas Leak

If you smell natural gas in your home, immediately evacuate your home, leaving the door open. Next, locate the gas supply valve on your gas meter and turn it off. Rotate the valve one quarter turn with an adjustable wrench so that the valve’s oblong stem is perpendicular to to the inlet pipe. Then call BC Hydro or the fire department. Do not return to your home until it is safe.

No Pilot Light or Ignition

If your furnace’s pilot light will not stay lit, 

  • The pilot’s orifice may be clogged.
  • The pilot’s flame may be set too low.

In order to fix these issues, you must first turn off the gas to the furnace. It is also a good idea to shut off the switch or circuit breaker that controls the power to the furnace. You can clear a clogged orifice with a thin wire. Use the wire to knock out any debris that may be in the orifice.

Heating Problems

If your furnace is running but not providing enough heat,

  • Check to see if there is anything blocking the flow of warm air.
  • Make sure the thermostat is set properly.
  • Make sure the heating registers in your room are open.
  • Check the furnace filter. If it is dirty, it must be replaced.

If your furnace does not have heat at all, 

  • Check to see if your thermostat is set to heat (if you have a heating and cooling system).
  • Make sure the furnace’s circuit breaker is on or that its fuse has not blown.
  • Make sure the furnace’s power switch is turned on.
  • The motor may need to be reset because of an overload.

If your furnace still isn’t working normally, it is best to contact a professional. No matter what kind of furnace repair you need, our technicians are always standing by, ready to answer your emergency furnace service call. For fast, effective furnace repair Vancouver trusts Universal Heating. Call Our 24/7 emergency hotline: 604-873-3551

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