Driftwood Mechanical

Furnace check up.

Before you start losing it and screaming at your furnace in the dead cold or the heat of the summer, stop and take a deep breath. Your furnace might not be working because of a few simple issues that can be fixed quickly. Sometimes the simplest thing is right before your eyes, and when you’re agitated, you can miss them. Take a few moments and read common things that can go wrong, and what you can do to keep your furnace working.

Here are some tips;

Check your Setting;
People have actually called a service technician and they’ve found out that the only problem was that their temperature setting on their thermostat control was not turned to the proper setting for heating or cooling their home.

If your service switch isn’t on, or any of the other switches aren’t on, the furnace won’t run. The service switch is located near or on the furnace. Look at the main breaker box in your house too. If it’s been tripped, it won’t come on either. Sometimes all that’s need is to replace the service switch if it’s gone bad.

Outside Disconnect Switch;

Go outside and look around the unit. You’ll find a switch that you can flip to turn the outside fan on. Again, check your main breaker box inside the house to see if that control has been changed to the off position. Replace outside service switch if needed, a service from Driftwood Mechanical technician can easily replace it.

If these things are in working order, then it’ll be time to call your local service company for a complete inspection of your furnace unit. Don’t attempt to try to diagnose any serious issues. Not only could you hurt yourself or others, you could void the warranty on your furnace. You’ll be completely responsible for the cost at that point. Be wise and call us at 705-328-5772.

Before a major problem develops, there are ways to lengthen the life of your furnace.


Regularly change your filters on your furnace. It’s recommended by professional HVAC heating,
venting and air conditioning service technicians to change them on monthly bases.

Vacuum and Wipe Down;

Another way to lengthen the life of your furnace is to clean it. Grab a shop vacuum that’s works
well and clean the furnace. Make sure you vacuum is in good working order, the last thing you’ll
need is it to be leaking more debris back into the furnace.

Replace Insulation;

If your furnace has insulation around or inside the door, be sure to examine it for brittleness or enormous pieces of it missing. It can further clog up your furnace by being pulled into it when the fan kicks on. It won’t take long for it to burn up a motor.

Furnace Inspection;

Make sure to schedule a yearly inspection on your furnace call us at 705-328-5772.

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