Creating a Quick Home Sale

Creating a Quick Home Sale

Amazing And Simple Fixes When Your Furnace Is Not Heating Your Home

by Lillian Bishop

It can be frustrating to need your furnace to work but find out that it is not turning on or blowing heated air. In some temperatures, this type of situation can be dangerous. However, many times there are simple things that can be done to get a furnace working. The following are a few things that you should check if your furnace is not working properly. 

Circuit Breaker Issue 

If the circuit that provides power to the furnace trips, then the furnace will not come on. This is the first thing you should check since it will be a simple matter of switching it back to the "on" position. Sometimes the switches in breaker boxes may get stuck in between the "on and off" positions. Ensure you push to off and then to on to rule out this potential problem. If the furnace turns on but the circuit breaker continues to trip into the "off" position, it may be a sign of an electrical issue. For example, the furnace is likely overloading the circuit, and it may be necessary to install another breaker box or make an electrical repair. 

Furnace Switch 

No one is perfect, and a number of people have gotten frustrated about their furnaces not turning on and discovered that they had made a mistake and not turned the furnace on. Check to ensure that the switch on the furnace is not set to the "off" position. 

Wrong Thermostat Setting

Perhaps you have enjoyed the warm weather and gotten accustomed to setting your thermostat to the "cool" setting. Unfortunately, your thermostat and HVAC system are complex, but they can only do what you set them to do. If you accidentally set the thermostat to a cool setting, your heat is not going to come on no matter how cold your home gets. The cool air may eventually shut-off, though. This is why a simple check of whether the thermostat is set to cool or heat is sensible. 

Dirty Filter

A clogged furnace filter may impede heat flow. If this is the issue, you might experience low airflow. Changing the furnace filter should correct the issue. Keep in mind that dirty furnace filters are a fire risk. 

An HVAC contractor is a good resource to use if your furnace still is not working. They are also ideal to contact if your furnace has not been serviced for the cold season. These contractors can inspect your furnace and determine if it has reached the end of its service life, is in need of repairs, of if you're in need of a home furnace replacement.


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Creating a Quick Home Sale

One of the things that helped sell my home quickly, at least according to my real estate agent, was the time I spent fixing up the landscaping. I knew about the importance of eye appeal, but who would have thought that something as simple as a storage shed or a backyard veggie garden could make such a big difference in the sale price of a home, and the length of time it takes to sell said home? Well to prove that my landscaping techniques worked, I helped three friends sell their homes using some of my tips and tricks. It seems to have worked, because every one of them were able to fetch their asking price and sell before their goal deadlines. So, I figured I should help others out there who could use a little help in the home selling department… hopefully you'll find inspiration on the pages here.