We understand that you may not want to call us right away. There are a few things you can do to troubleshoot your furnace problem before bringing in the professionals from Armor Air. Check the following components for issues:
This is something that you should have on your calendar to check once a month. Clogged filters impact airflow and can also be a fire hazard. A rule of thumb is to change your air filters every three months, but it’s good to check monthly to see how quickly they’re filling up so you can develop a consistent habit.
If it seems like your thermostat is working, but the furnace isn’t responding, there may have been an unexpected power surge or outage. Check the fuse box, and throw the switch to see if it restarts your furnace.
If the power to your furnace is still not on, your service switch may have accidentally been switched off. It should be next to your furnace.
Check your thermostat for an error message or a setting change that might impact your HVAC’s ability to change from heating to cooling. Consult your owner’s manual if this appears to be the problem. Also, make sure the thermostat is set to “heat” and not “cool.” Although it may seem silly, it happens more often than than you’d think.
If your thermostat has gone dark, it may need new batteries. Pop in the replacement batteries and if things go back to normal, you won’t even need us to pay you a visit.