Fall is here and if you haven’t had your furnace checkup yet, now is a great time to schedule it with Eyman Plumbing.
We can help identify and fix problems before they become larger issues.
Here are some of the common questions we get from our customers about their furnaces
Why isn’t my furnace blowing hot air?
This could happen if power isn’t running to the unit. Check for blown fuses or tripped breakers.
It’s also possible your thermostat isn’t turned to heat mode.
If your filter is dirty or your pilot light isn’t lit, you would also notice a lack of warm air running through your home.
What do I do if my pilot light is out?
When your pilot light goes out, you quickly notice your furnace no longer provides heats. Check the knobs on your furnace to see if they light. If not, you must manually relight the pilot light.
You also will notice the smell of rotten eggs to signal there’s a gas leak when the pilot light goes out.
To relight the pilot, you must shut your furnace’s safety valve, wait at least 15 minutes and then open the main gas valve so you can relight it.
Why does my furnace make noise?
If it’s a bang or boom, a dirty filter could be the culprit. The dirt collects on the burners and delays their ignition. Gas then builds up and makes a loud sound when it eventually ignites.
If the sound you hear is more of a screech, you could have a loose or broken blower wheel.
Either of these will cause the blower assembly to hit the casing of the furnace.
Why does my furnace smell?
Well, if it smells like rotten eggs, you could have a gas leak. Or if you have a propane gas furnace, you may be low on fuel.
If the smell is mustier, it could be that you have a clogged filter. Changing it will help.
If you smell burning, it could mean one of your electrical components isn’t working.
If you don’t want to play armchair detective, call Eyman Plumbing at 402-731-2727 to set up your annual furnace inspection.