Furnaces or heat pumps are one of the most important appliances in your home, providing warmth and comfort during the colder months. Like any appliance, they can sometimes break down or stop working correctly, which may require you to reset your furnace or heat pump. Please check out the procedures mentioned below, or if you need a furnace or heating service, we will be happy to help. Our team is located in Garden Grove, CA, and surrounding areas.
Different types of furnaces have different reset procedures:
- Gas Furnace: If you have a gas furnace in your home, the furnace will have a switch that controls the gas flow. This switch is usually located near the furnace. If you cannot find the switch, check your furnace’s manual. Once you locate the switch, ensure you place it in the “Off” position and wait for a few minutes. After a few minutes, turn the switch back to the “On” position, and your furnace should reset.
- Electric Furnace: Most electric furnaces will have a reset button on them. This button is usually red and may say “reset” or “test.” First, you’ll need to try pressing this button, and if the furnace starts working again, you are all set. If your furnace does not have a reset button or if pressing the reset button does not work, call one of our professionals for assistance.
- Oil Furnace: Oil furnaces differ slightly from gas or electric furnaces. To reset an oil furnace, you will need to turn the power to the furnace off. Once the power is off, you will need to bleed the furnace. To do this, open the bleed valve (usually located near the bottom of the furnace) and let the oil drain out. Once the furnace is bled, you can turn the power back on, and the furnace should reset itself.
Heat pumps work differently than furnaces, so if your heat pump is not working correctly, you may need to reset it. Here are some steps you can follow:
- First, check the heat pump’s circuit breaker or fuse. If it has been tripped or blown, simply reset it and try turning on the heat pump again.
- Next, check the outdoor unit to ensure that nothing is blocking it (such as leaves or snow).
- If everything appears clear, turn off the heat pump at the thermostat and then turn it back on to reset.
If you’re having trouble resetting your furnace or heat pump, or if it’s still not working properly after you’ve attempted to reset it, call Stephan Home Comfort for HVAC repair in Garden Grove, CA.
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