- Posted by admin
- On March 4, 2020
- Fahrhall, furnace, Home Comfort, HVAC Tips, Safety, Windsor
Even though your furnace is fuelled by gas, it requires electricity to operate,
so it will not work during a power outage.
There are three main components in a gas furnace that require electricity: the circuit board, relays and blower motors. Since these are the main components of the furnace system and cannot work without power, your whole heating system is inoperable during a power outage.
With our unpredictable weather, it’s always advisable to have a secondary power source, like a generator, to ensure that you and your family will stay warm and comfortable in case of a winter storm.
At Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists, we carry a line of Sommer’s generators and can expertly install one to ensure that you’ll always have standby power. Learn more about the available options or contact us with any questions, we’re always happy to take your call.
After a Power Outage
When the power is restored, your furnace should automatically turn on. If it doesn’t, try these steps:
- Make sure the system is receiving power. Check that the furnace switch is on and that there are no blown fuses or tripped breakers.
- Check the thermostat and ensure that it’s set to HEAT and has working batteries.
- If there was snow during the storm, go outside and ensure that the furnace intake and exhaust pipes are clear.
If the furnace is still not turning on, it’s best to have a professional technician inspect the system and make repairs if needed.
If you have any questions about your furnace,
don’t hesitate to contact Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists.
Since 1967, Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists has been providing reliable heating, cooling, plumbing and air quality service and installation to residential customers in Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent.