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What Do I Do If My Furnace Stops Working?

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Just imagine it… it’s the middle of winter, the temperatures have dropped below freezing and the forecast is calling for snow. It sounds like a winter wonderland right? Not if your furnace breaks down—then it’s quite simply a nightmare. So what should you do if your furnace stops working when you need it most?

Have no fear—the expert technicians at James A. Wheat & Sons are here to help with some troubleshooting tips and recommendations for when your furnace stops working.

If you need furnace repairs in Montgomery County, MD or Washington, DC, fill out the form to the right or call 240-399-5051240-399-5051 to make an appointment.

Troubleshooting steps

The first thing you should do is check a few common areas that lead to furnace failure, such as:

  • Thermostat – sometimes the simplest solution is the best. Check the thermostat to make sure that no one has accidentally changed the settings or turned it off—it happens more often than you’d think. Also, if your thermostat isn’t hardwired into your home, make sure that the batteries haven’t died as well.
  • Breakers – the breaker for your furnace may trip without you even realizing—at least not until the cold starts creeping in. Check your circuit breaker box for any breakers that are in the off position and click them on. Your furnace should have a labeled, dedicated switch, but if it doesn’t, simply read through and check the labels.
  • Registers & vents  make sure none of the vents throughout your home are blocked by furniture or other items. This can lead to furnace failure and result in a very uncomfortable home.

If none of the items listed above seem to fix your problem, it’s best to call a professional such as James A. Wheat & Sons to assess your system. We can provide complete furnace repair services, no matter that issue. And if a repair just isn’t going to cut it, we can make recommendations about purchasing a replacement system that will suit your needs and budget—and we can install it professionally and reliably.

Schedule your furnace services today

If you’re in need of dependable and experienced furnace services in Montgomery County, MD or Washington, DC, look no further than James A. Wheat & Sons. We provide complete furnace services, including installations, replacements, repairs, and maintenance, to help ensure your home’s complete comfort and energy-efficiency. Our fully licensed and exceptionally trained staff can answer any questions you have and provide any services you may require.

Contact us online or by phone at 240-399-5051240-399-5051 to schedule your furnace services.