As everybody knows, winter in Colorado can be brutal. It’s bad enough fighting through snowdrifts, sliding on sheets of ice and getting hit with a freezing blast of wind. But when the furnace breaks down, that’s when things get really bad. There’s 3 common problems with the furnace that you can fix yourself. Just remember, if you’re not confident you can deal with furnace issues on your own, call a professional.

First, what if your furnace isn’t heating? There’s a few possible problems. Check your thermostat and make sure it’s set to “heat.” The temperature should also be set to 5 degrees above room temperature. If the thermostat is programmable, make sure the batteries aren’t dead. It’s also a good idea to check the circuit breaker to see if it’s tripped or blown, and you might also check the pilot light. Second, what if the furnace doesn’t pump out enough heat? It’s possible that you have a dirty air filter. Debris, pet hair and dust can block the flow of heated air from the furnace. If you change the air filter every 1-3 months, things should work better. Third, what if your energy bills skyrocket during winter? Your furnace might be working, but not to peak potential. If you have your furnace checked once a year, problems can be resolved ahead of time and it will lave a longer lifespan.

If you still have problems and need emergency furnace repair, call the friendly professionals at Premier Heating and Air of Denver. We offer true 24 hour service and are committed to excellence.