You wake up in the morning, open your eyes, and see the cool chill of your breath right in front of you. You know exactly what has happened but don’t want to think about it let alone get out from under the covers. The funny thing is yesterday it was 65 degrees and sunny right? Yea, we live in Ohio. So now you need someone to repair your furnace and you are wondering what heating and cooling company should I choose. Bob told you about the furnace repair guys he used down the street and it was a nightmare but your wife said her friends just used an amazing HVAC contractor in Westerville and had the most simple and pleasant experience ever! What was that place?
“Honey, what was that company called that all your friends were raving about that fixed Suzy’s furnace?”
“It was Olentangy Heating & Cooling, hurry and call them before everyone else does!! Their number is 614-826-6466 “
Olentangy Heating & Cooling has over 40+ years of experience. We basically have seen it all and we hire only the best technicians to help repair your furnace and heating units. They are certified, dependable, and most importantly, trustworthy. We look out for every customer as like they were part of our own family and we want to built that type of relationship with you. Our goal is to provide you with such an excellent, honest and seamless process when working with us that you continue to keep working with us for the long journey ahead. We get to know you, you get to know us, and more importantly we get to know your HVAC system and give you unbeatable results. Fast, and with no-hassle!
Even though the technology of today’s furnaces are much greater than they used to be and the units are very reliable, they still can break down from time to time. We are in the business to help everyone so below are going to be a few DIY tasks you can try yourself if you feel up to the challenge.
First lets start with the repair you will not be able to handle. Is you suspect a gas leak in your furnace, do not try and troubleshoot this. Instead, find out wherever your main gas valve is in your home and turn it to the off position. Call the gas or fire department from your location and let them know the situation. Leave the premises immediately after and do not return until the problem has been handled.
If you know your furnace has a pilot light, sometimes they will not stay lit. This could be for a number of different reasons. You could have a bad or loose thermocouple, a clog in the orifice, safety cutoff value could be defective, or the flame simply could be set too low of a setting. The thermocouple is a copper rod that signals when there is enough heat to burn the gas once the flame has made it hot enough. This may need adjusted. If needing replace you may need to consult a professional.
To reset the ignition control module on an electronic ignition furnace do so at the thermostat by turning off the power and turning it back on. You will be able to hear the furnace ignite and “kick on”. Keep an eye out for the igniter to start to glow. Watch the video below will show you how to identify the flame sensor. All makes and model may be different but for the most part they will be somewhat similar.
In the video he cleans the sensor rod with emory paper but, as stated you can clean it with other materials like a scotch pad, steel wool, and other videos out there you’ll see people use dollar bills and so on. This can help with your ignition problem and is a maintenance tip that you can perform easily to help repair your furnace. If problems still persist, reach out to us and we can diagnose the issue.
If the furnace is not heating at all, there could be a number of issues with the unit or things associated with the unit to prevent it from heating. Try a few of the following:
This is more than likely your blower. The motor can still run but the blower will not actually blow the air through the duct work. The belt that is connected between the two of them has probably broke. This is a fairly simple fix but if you are uncomfortable or do not have the time fell free to reach out to us and we will gladly help. Turn off all power and gas to the furnace. Access the blower and check the model of the belt. You will need an exact replacement you can pick up from your local hardware store such as Home Depot (for example only).