Are you starting to feel a chill in the air? Are you waiting for someone else in your house to turn on the furnace? After this article, you will be able to turn on your furnace with confidence and ease.
Before you do anything, you’ll need to perform a few easy maintenance steps:
- Change the batteries on the thermostat.
- Check the batteries on both the smoke detector and the carbon monoxide detector.
- Clean out any of the dust and debris that has collected during the off-months from your filter and blower system.
- Clean the dust and debris from the air vents by using a vacuum. Try using extensions to get as deep as you can in the ductwork.
- Make sure you have a good seal around any windows and doors. Drafty openings can lead to inefficiencies.
- Don’t forget to schedule a fall maintenance check with your local HVAC provider, Wheeler Heating & Cooling.
Starting your Furnace
There are two locations.
The first location is your circuit box. There should be a switch labeled for your furnace and or HVAC system. Flip that to the “ON” position.
The second location is the furnace switch, it is usually on your furnace or next to it. Reference your furnace manual to find the exact location, each furnace is made differently. Switch that to the “ON” position. You should be heating your home within a matter of minutes.
The pilot light will need to be turned on. Every furnace will be a little different when it comes to the pilot light, so consult the manual or search online for your furnace's specific make. When you Identify the switch, hold it down and you will hear a clicking sound. A flame will appear, success! Your furnace is turned on. You can feel confident starting the furnace and stay warm this winter season.
Are you not feeling warm throughout your home, or you do not see your thermostat temperature moving up? Please give Wheeler Heating & Cooling a call at 417-839-9240. We have 24-hour emergency services. We also service natural gas, propane, and electric furnaces.