Troubleshooting of a Heating System

HVAC Repair, Maintenance & Installation Sumerduck, VAAt Robert B Payne, Inc., we know how important it is to keep your heating system up and running in your Fredericksburg home. If your furnace is not functioning the way you would expect, there are a few troubleshooting tips you can try before you call an HVAC company.

Clean the Area

About once a year it would be a good idea to vacuum out the area around the furnace’s blower. If at all possible, carefully slide out the fan unit and then clean each fan blade with a small toothbrush. Once you’ve done that, then vacuum the area with a brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner. This will clear debris and build up off your unit and could be a fairly quick and easy fix to a heating unit that isn’t functioning at it’s best.

Suspect a Gas Leak?

Deal with this immediately. If you smell natural gas in your Fredericksburg home or near the unit, don’t switch off/on any switches, or light a match. If the smell is especially strong, evacuate the house and call a professional to come and take care of the issue.

Not Enough Heat

If your heating system is putting out heat but not enough, check these troubleshooting options out:

  1. Make sure nothing is blocking the flow of warm air.
  2. Check your thermostat. Adjust the temperature up by five degrees, wait a few minutes and see if there is a change.
  3. Make sure the vents in each room are open so the air can circulate.
  4. Is the filter dirty? If so, replacing the filter could solve the problem.

Work With a Local Company

If you’re still having problems, give the experienced professional at Robert R Payne, Inc. We’ve been hard at work in the Fredericksburg area for many years and we can get your heating system up and running in no time. Give us a call at (888) 267-9075 today.

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