Our winters in Crystal Lake, IL put our furnaces through a lot of use. Many homeowners are familiar with basic maintenance for their AC but, not so familiar with furnace repair and maintenance. We’re going to address some of the most common questions regarding furnace repair and furnace problems we commonly see and their possible solutions. If you still don’t find the answers you’re looking for, call Weatherwise, IL at 815.477.7766.
While every system is different, here are some common furnace questions and answers:
Q: How do I maintain my furnace?
A: Always follow the guidelines and recommendations found in your manufacturer’s manual. Here are some general suggestions: Clear out any clogs or blockages in the filters and drains monthly. Always have a carbon monoxide detector in your home to ensure safety and have a professional HVAC technician complete an annual maintenance check-up once a year.
Q: What’s included in a furnace check-up/tune-up?
A: Our certified technicians will complete a list of checks to ensure your furnace is running smoothly and we guarantee it. The Weatherwise furnace tune-up checklist includes:
- Comprehensive adjustments
- 100% Full Safety Inspection
- Air filter inspection
- Thermostat check
- Air vent overview
- Pilot evaluation
- Gas evaluation
Q: How do I change a dirty furnace filter?
A: An old filter can drive up your energy bill and cause a host of other issues. Remember to change your filter often; length varies by your unit.
Q: My thermostat isn’t working. What do I do?
A: Try changing the batteries, rebooting, or turning the breaker switch off for 30 seconds before turning it back on.
Q: Why does my furnace keep tripping the breaker?
A: If your furnace keeps tripping the breaker or blowing the fuse when the heat kicks in, it’s most likely an electrical issue. To keep you and your family safe, please call professionals to take a look. You can reach us at 815-477-7766 for heating service in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and beyond.
Never leave furnace repair off to the last minute. Not only can some issues cause a safety hazard to you and your loved ones, it can greatly wear on your system and cause more costly repairs (or even a complete replacement) in the future! Weatherwise is here to help with all your furnace repair, maintenance, installation, and furnace replacement needs. Call Weatherwise at 815-477-7766 for heating service in Crystal Lake and surrounding areas.