Troubleshooting Your Home Heat

Heaters, unfortunately, aren’t infallible. Over time, they begin to wear down and will require repairs. While we recommend calling a qualified technician at Magnolia Plumbing for furnace repair in Washington, D.C. and throughout Maryland and Virginia, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the possible problem.

  • Check the power in your circuit breaker. All furnaces, whether it is a gas system or electrical system, operate off the electricity in your home. You can see if the breaker to your furnace has been tripped and re-set. However, it is likely that there was a cause for it to trip. In which case, call a technician.
  • For gas furnaces, check if the oil or propane tank is empty.
  • Listen closely for a clicking sound from the furnace when the thermostat is turned up. If the electricity is working but there’s no click after turning up the thermostat, there’s a definite issue with the system. For that you’ll need an expert technician.


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