We’re approaching that time of year when heaters become our new best friends. And like all successful relationships, this one will depend on a little TLC to keep it going strong. Even if Jack Frost is yet to knock on your door, this is still a good time to crank up the old furnace for a little test drive.
1. The pilot light is out. Check your owner’s manual for re-lighting instructions or call a professional to do the job.
2. The breaker has tripped. Check the heater’s breaker in your home’s electrical panel. If the switch is not fully in the “on” position, flip it completely off and back on again to reset it.
3. If your system is still unresponsive, look for the blower switch near your furnace. It looks like a typical light switch. During service calls, technicians will often turn this switch off while working because it overrides all furnace commands. When they’re done, they sometimes forget to turn it back on.
Remember, if you want your home to be warm, keep your heater happy.