I thought that I could make it all winter without having my furnace service, but I was wrong.
- Initially, I forgot to have my furnace serviced before the cooler weather and week after week continued to slip by until I decided to just skip it.
Although my furnace is older, I typically have it serviced by an HVAC company at least twice per year. I assumed that if I skipped the servicing this one time that I would be fine, but that wasn’t the case. When my furnace wouldn’t turn on, I was forced to call the HVAC company to come service it. I told him that the furnace wasn’t cutting on, and he told me that it could be one of several things. It was possibly a tripped breaker, a bad blower fan, bad coils, for a failed sequencer. I didn’t know what half of those things were, so I told him to look at everything and fix whatever needed fixed. The HVAC professional was at my house for 45 minutes fixing my furnace and thankfully, he had my furnace running before he left. According to him, it was a faulty blower fan and he was able to fix it that afternoon. The blower fan was “misaligned,” which meant that my furnace was providing heat but it wasn’t making it’s way into my house. This was good news to me because I was thrilled that I wouldn’t have to pay for new parts. I’m glad that the HVAC company was able to come fix my furnace for me, because I wouldn’t have been able to do it on my own.