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What to Do When Your Furnace is Not Working

Posted On: November 24, 2014

So your heater has stopped working? Unfortunately, this happens as your furnace ages and you should schedule an appointment to get it fixed immediately, considering how cold it can get in Utah during the winter. As your leading Ogden area heating repair service, Mountain Air Conditioning & Heating can usually identify typical furnace problems without needing to see the unit. We can also recommend proper repairs. Double check to make sure your thermostat is indeed on, and if it is still not working, here are some potential reasons as to why you are still standing here reading this, shivering.

Reasons Your Furnace Is Not Working

The most common repairs we make on broken furnaces are problems with:

  • Tripped circuit breakers
  • Blown fuses
  • Blocked air vent
  • Wrong thermostat settings
  • Disconnected or loose wiring
  • Dirty air filters

Furnace Troubleshooting

There are a few things that you can do to try and troubleshoot your broken furnace problem.

  • You can easily check your air filter and replace it
  • Make sure your pilot light is on
  • Find the circuit breaker, and make sure the circuit for the furnace isn’t thrown
  • If the fuse is blown or popped, replace it with a new one
  • Adjust your thermostat settings to match the ones provided by the manufacturer

Call in the Experts

So, when should you throw in the towel and decide to call in the professionals? It varies for everyone. If you don’t feel comfortable troubleshooting on your own, call us. Messing with the wrong wires or putting in the wrong fuse can cause even more problems for you and your furnace. If you are unsure of what you are doing, call Mountain Air—we’re experts! It may not even be something you can fix—your furnace could just be at the end of its road. In that case, we can help you select a new furnace to replace your old, broken one.

For furnace repair and replacement, call the experts at Mountain Air today at (801) 416-2215(801) 416-2215. We offer 24/7 emergency repair services!