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Author Topic: What to do if your furnace stops working in Vancouver WA.  (Read 9042 times)


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What to do if your furnace stops working in Vancouver WA.
« on: January 03, 2013, 08:57:55 AM »
Vancouver WA Furnace problems.
IF YOU NEED AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY SERVICE DIAL OUR PAGER SYSTEM (360) 803-0614 ENTER YOUR NUMBER FALLOWED BY THE # SIGN.When your furnace stops working and you live in Vancouver WA. What should you do?

First off you want to make sure you are safe in Vancouver Wa, most winter fires are caused by the temporary heaters used in place of the existing furnace. When calling for help you should make sure you know what type of furnace it is, is it gas? Electric? etc. Many people will already know yet some may not. If you get a gas bill every month there is a good chance you have a gas furnace and possibly a gas water heater. These appliances also have a flue or chimney.  If your furnace is a high efficiency gas furnace it will have a PVC or plastic flue. If your furnace is a 80% gas furnace or less it will have a metal flue. If in the end you cannot get your furnace going on your own, it may help to have the model and cereal numbers so you can explain what you need when calling for help.

Gas furnace: Prior to calling a contractor and getting a bill try this.

1) Check for any flashing lights. (This would be a blinking service code that will reflect service data found in a chart on the inside of the door or in the service and repair paperwork that came with the furnace.) NOTE: When you kill the power in the next step this code may be gone, write it down. Note: If you pull the door off this furnace you will erase this code, the door switch will kill the power. You must look for this code through the window on the door prior to taking the door off.

2) Go to the breaker panel and locate the breaker labeled furnace and shut off the breaker making sure to push if off hard enough to insure it resets if tripped.

3) Check the air filter and replace if necessary.

4) Check the door to make sure it is placed on the furnace correctly compressing the door safety switch.

5) Turn up the thermostat.

If your Gas furnace does not come on and you need further help in Vancouver WA please call Dan's Top Notch Heating and Cooling. (360) 835-9364 

Electric Furnaces:

1) Check the filter and replace if necessary

2) Check the breakers to make sure they are not tripped (Often if a breaker is tripped it is simply that the wire connecting to the breaker is not tight enough.) Check the lugs on the breaker if it is tripped for tightness. If they are tight you may need a technician.

3) If after checking and tightening the breakers the furnace still does not work, you can call Dan's Top Notch Heating and Cooling. (360) 835-9364 and we will be glad to help.

At Dan's we service all types of heating and cooling products. Trane Rheem, Rudd, Coleman, Goodman, Lennox, Carrier, Day & Night. If you have a heat pump that is not working and you need help give us a call. We would be glad to help.

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