It is not uncommon for Winchester, KY to dip into freezing temperatures in the winter. The last thing you need on a frigid day is a furnace that won’t turn on. If you suddenly find yourself without heat in the winter, there are a few things you can do immediately to avoid a furnace repair call. Try these troubleshooting tips for a quick fix but if you need help from a local expert, Thornberry Bros Inc can be there within the same day.
Whether you have a simple problem, a quick repair, seasonal maintenance, or it is time to install a new system – we offer all your furnace needs in Winchester, KY. Our NATE-certified professionals are there to keep you and your family safe and warm this season.
Basic Furnace Troubleshooting
Step 1: Check the Thermostat – This is a simple fix that is often the root of common furnace problems. Check to make sure the thermostat is turned on, working correctly and programmed to heat. Sometimes the fix might be as easy as changing out the batteries in your thermostat.
Step 2: Check the Breaker – A flipped breaker is another common reason for the furnace not turning on. Always take extra care when locating your breaker box. Look for the breaker labeled “furnace” and make sure it’s switched “on”.
Step 3: Check the Air Filter –A dirty air filter can cause big problems for your HVAC system. If you can’t see light through your filter, it’s time to replace it. Dirty failures are a simple way to increase airflow, decrease energy bills and extend the life of your system.
Step 4: Check the Pilot Light – If you have an older furnace, the pilot light could be extinguished. Only attempt to relight the pilot light if you’re confident in your ability to do so. If the pilot light doesn’t light or stay lit, call Thornberry Bros Inc.
Step 5: Check Your Fuel Source – Sometimes the problem may be the gas supply to your house. Try switching on another gas appliance to check and see if the fuel source is working. If it doesn’t work, your natural gas service could be turned off, or you could be out of propane.
Most Common Repairs
There are several issues that can cause your furnace performance to suffer. Some issues are fairly common while others may be an indicator that it’s time for a new system. At Thornberry Bros, we help homeowners across Winchester, KY with a variety of furnace repairs. Most common repairs include:
- Faulty ignitors generally caused by dirt and grime buildup due to lack of maintenance. This is usually a few hundred dollars to replace and repair. Replacing igniters costs approximately $300 to $400.
- A bad thermostat is a common issue, and the cost depends on the thermostat you choose.
- Faulty flame sensors are a common problem that cause fuel to burn improperly, which is not only inefficient, but also unsafe for your family. This is a relatively inexpensive repair that can protect your home.
- The motor is the most expensive repair, at this point it may be worth looking into a furnace replacement.
It can be a big headache when your home isn’t keeping you warm and cozy. We understand life is busy enough without having to make room for repair and service. That is why we work as quickly as possible to get your heating system back up and running—so you can get back to your normal routine.
Maintenance to Avoid Repairs
The best way to avoid costly repairs to your furnace system is to regularly schedule preventative maintenance on an annual basis. Having a technician check your system is the best way to catch small issues before they become major problems. The technicians at Thornberry Bros can care for essential components to reduce wear and tear, protect against breakdowns, improve energy efficiency, and ensure that your system is ready to work when you need it most.
Local Furance Repair
Thornberry Bros Inc is here to help customers in Winchester, KY maintain whole-home comfort all winter long. If you need a furnace repair, maintenance or a new installation, give us a call today!
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