Gas-powered furnaces remain the most popular type of furnace for home heating because of their effectiveness and reliability; you can beat any level of cold in Kentucky with a gas furnace at your service.
However, a gas furnace is only as good as the gas flow its burners receive. A loss of gas flow means a loss of your heating. When this happens, don’t attempt to figure out the problem for yourself. Any repairs that are connected to a main gas line require the work of trained, licensed professionals to perform. Do not risk serious injury with amateur repairs. When you need help with your furnace in the Highlands, KY, call AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning. We promise to fix it right… or it’s free.
Reasons you have a loss of gas flow to your furnace
- Bad gas valve: The gas valve controls the flow of the gas to your furnace; this is where the gas can be locally shut off when a technician must perform repairs. A bad gas valve can cause the gas line to be blocked, in which case it will need to be replaced.
- Tripped ECO (energy cut-off) device: This is a safety mechanism that will shut off your furnace should the temperature in the combustion chamber become too high. Although you can re-set the ECO on your own, you should have a technician look at the furnace to discover why it has started to overheat to the point that this safety device activated.
- Broken gas line: This is the most serious problem, since it will result in carbon monoxide entering your home. It’s difficult to detect CO on your own because it is odorless and colorless. You should have CO detectors in your home to warn you of this problem. It’s safest to shut off the gas entirely when your furnace stops working as a precaution—but you still need to call for professionals as soon as possible.
Sometimes, failure of the pilot light or the burners to come on is due to other malfunctions, such as a bad thermocouple or corrosion along the burner unit. A heating technician will be able to determine what has caused the malfunction and provide the necessary repairs.
Please resist “do-it-yourself” impulses, if you have them. Natural gas isn’t something to toy with. At the first sign of a loss of gas flow, shut off the gas completely and call a heating contractor. Contact AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning when you need repairs for your furnace in The Highlands, KY.