When it’s too cold to soak up the sun in sunny Florida, all you want to do is curl up in your home with the furnace on full blast. But what if your furnace stops working? Instead of reaching for extra blankets, Pinellas has crafted a short list of four easy things to troubleshoot on your own— including when to contact us for furnace repair, installation, and emergency services.
4 Things to Check Before Calling Our Experts
Troubleshooting your furnace is not as troublesome as you might think. Even though furnace issues can get complicated, we’ve listed a few uncomplicated things you can check yourself before calling our team for help.
If the Thermostat Is Set to Heat
Your thermostat must be set to heat for your furnace to work. If your thermostat isn’t set to heat, then your furnace will not blow any warm air.
If the Filter Is Clean and Clear
Filters notoriously collect dust and debris, which can cause your furnace to overheat and shut down. Make sure you’re keeping your filter clean and clear to ensure a fully-functioning furnace.
If Your Furnace Switch Is On
Your furnace switch must be turned on for it to work. Locate your furnace switch, which resembles a regular light switch, and flip it into its “up” position to turn it on. Once you do this, your furnace should run within several minutes.
The Circuit Breaker
Sometimes, a defunct furnace may be the cause of a tripped circuit breaker. If this happens, simply locate your home’s electrical panel and reset it if your breaker is in the “off” position.
If you have checked your thermostat, cleaned your filter, switched on your furnace, reset your circuit breaker, and your furnace still won’t turn on, contact our professional technicians at Pinellas for a full furnace inspection.
Emergency Furnace Repair Services
When your heating system stops working, Pinellas Comfort Systems is just a call away. There’s no need to go a day without heat when Pinellas offers 24-hour emergency services to bring comfort to your home when you need it most. Give yourself some peace of mind and contact our team in the event of a heating emergency.
Signs You Might Need Emergency Furnace Repairs
Your furnace isn’t immune to issues. Oftentimes, your furnace will let you know that it has a problem in ways that you can smell, hear, and see.
Furnaces should not emit strong odors. If you smell new and unusual odors or smell excessive gas or dust around your furnace, then give Pinellas a call and let our team assess your situation.
It’s not unusual for furnaces to make small noises here and there—but loud noises are not normal. Loud noises like clanging, banging, and squealing is not normal and should not be taken with a grain of salt. Jarring noises can be a sign of a serious problem.
Don’t risk damage to your home, and let our team evaluate your furnace today.
Discolored Pilot Light
Your pilot light should not be any other color other than blue. Any other pilot light color can be an indicator of ventilation issues. Pilot lights colored yellow can be a sign of carbon monoxide dissipation problems, which can cause harm to you and your family.
Why Choose Pinellas Comfort Systems
Choosing the right team for the job is easy when you have Pinellas on your side. Pinellas has been the premier choice for HVAC services since 1957 and has been going strong ever since.
Whether you’re dealing with a malfunctioning furnace or need expert advice, you can count on:
- Same-Day Services
- 100% Customer Satisfaction
- No Emergency Fees
- 24/7 Services
Furnace Repair Services by Pinellas Comfort Systems
Your comfort is our number one goal. For three generations, Pinellas Comfort Systems has consistently delivered reliable, high-quality furnace maintenance and installation services to the Florida Suncoast community. Take control of your comfort today and give the Pinellas team a call.