Winter is so cold in New Jersey. My goodness. It’s freezing. When the temperature drops to sub zero levels things just seem to stop working. It is Murphy’s Law. When you need your furnace the most that is when it will break.
If you find yourself in need of a heating unit repair here are a few things you will want to check before you call the repair man.
First, check the thermostat. I know it’s like the computer tech asking you if your computer is plugged in and on. You would be amazed though how often a thermostat gets turned off and that is the culprit. Or, the thermostat is set to AC or blower and that is why no heat is coming out.
Be sure to check your breaker box next. A power surge may have tripped a breaker and the fix could be as simple as turning it back on. If the breaker keeps tripping you need to get a professional to look at it because something is wrong.
For a gas furnace make sure you have fuel and the pilot light is on. If you smell gas contact a repair man immediately, I would recommend calling your gas company too. Gas leaks can be very dangerous.
If you have gone through the routine checks and things still aren’t working it’s time to call in a service technician. If you do not have a company you typically work with do a quick search on the internet. Read reviews to see what others are saying about the service they received. I know when it is cold and your furnace is off you don’t have time to dilly dally and read reviews. If you are in that situation checkout http://heatingrepairnj.org/ to get a list of New Jersey Heating and Cool companies that can help you out.