Don’t you hate when you call your St. Paul furnace repair company only to have them discover the reason your furnace wasn’t functioning properly is because the thermostat wasn’t on? An embarrassing mistake indeed, yet it does happen quite often. When your furnace does not turn on, you automatically feel a sense of panic and many people rush to the phone to call a repair company. However, before you press any numbers on your phone, stop and consider that your furnace might be suffering a very simple problem that you are able to easily solve. So before you rush to any hasty conclusions, here are a few things to check before you give us a call.

Make sure your thermostat is on and that the temperature is set to a point that is higher than the ambient temperature. So kick that thermostat up to 80 degrees and see if the furnace fires up.

Even if you have a gas furnace, your system still uses electricity. So check out the circuit breaker to ensure none of the heating equipment was tripped.

If you have an older model furnace, check to see if the pilot light has gone out. If so, read the instructions to get it relit.

Check to see if there is any reason your gas supply could be shut off. Maybe you forgot to pay the gas bill or construction crews turned off the gas for an emergency situation.

If your furnace still doesn’t work after taking these troubleshooting steps, then go ahead and give us a call.