Do you have problems with your heating and air in the Springdale AR area? It is a bad time of year to discover that your furnace is not working. Atchley Air is the leading expert heating and air service provider in Springdale, AR and we have put together a few pointers that may help you get the answers you are looking for.  Check out these six tips on why is my furnace not working.

Thermostat Malfunction

It is possible that the reason your furnace is not working properly is that you have an issue with your thermostat. The first thing to do is to check the setting. You may just need to set your thermostat to heat. If this is correct, there could be other problems within the thermostat:

  • Dust inside
  • Aged wiring
  • Faulty connection
  • Needs maintenance

You can play around with the temperature settings to see if you get any kind of response from the unit when you do this. Try turning on your air conditioner as well and see if it works. You can always call us and have one of our expert technicians come out and get your furnace going.

Home Circuit Breaker

It is also very possible that you blew your furnace fuse somehow. It may seem like too simple a problem, but most times when the furnace doesn’t work it is an easy fix and not a big deal. Simply find the breaker box for your home and inspect it for a blown fuse. If you run into any trouble you can always contact us.

Check your Furnace Filters

Clogged furnace filters can cause a lot of problems for your heating and air unit. When they are full of particles air can not get through them, so airflow to the whole house becomes very restricted. This will cause a huge drop in the air pressure coming out of your vents so your heater will be very weak. Check your filters and if they are full or clogged change them out immediately.

Safety Switch

Is your furnace door equipped with a safety switch? Another issue you could be experiencing is that somehow the safety switch on your furnace door got activated. Did anybody in the home remove the panel from the furnace and accidentally engage the switch? It is worth it to check it out just to make sure. Things like this happen every year so it is not uncommon for a funny little glitch like this to be the culprit for your cold home. The good news about this one is that its an easy, cheap fix.

Electric Ignition or Pilot Control

If you have a gas furnace, it could be that you have problems with your ignition source. It is possible that your pilot light went out, or that the electronic control portion of your system is having a problem. You can find out the kind of system you have and take the steps needed to ensure that your ignition system is working properly. In most cases, these are an easy fix but sometimes there are larger issues that need to be addressed by a professional.

Get a Checkup

Contact us today and set up an appointment for one of our professionals to give your system a checkup. If your furnace is not working and you have no heat there is no need to prolong a visit. We are NWAs most trusted heating and air company and Springdale AR is one of our favorites. We will be happy to see you.