Heating System Troubleshooting

Heating System Troubleshooting: On Your Own or with Stoudenmire Expert Technicians

As one of the top cooling and heating experts in the Columbia SC area, Stoudenmire provides expert heating system troubleshooting in the event your system stops running properly. Our expert technicians are highly knowledgeable in all makes and models and use the most effective methods for troubleshooting your heating system problems to find and fix the problem to keep your home warm.

We offer 24-hour, 7-days a week emergency service, and will come to you any hour of the day to conduct heating system troubleshooting for you. However, if you wish to try troubleshooting yourself, here are the most common heating problems and suggestions for fixing them.


Problem: Furnace Isn’t Warming the Home

• Make sure the air filter is clean. You may need to replace or clean it.


Problem: Furnace Doesn’t Blow Hot Air

• Check to make sure the thermostat isn’t set too low.
• Check to make sure the power to the breaker is on. There may be a blown fuse.
• If it is running on natural gas, check that the valve is open.
• Make sure the pilot light is lit.


Problem: Gas Furnace Turns On and Off Too Much

• Clean or replace the air filter.
• Oil the blower motor lubrications ports—typically at the ends of the shaft—with light weight oil.
• Check the tension in the belt—it may need to be tightened.
• Check the condition in the belt—if it is torn, you should replace it.


Problem: Furnace Blower is Continually Running

• Check the thermostat—is it set for the fan to blow?
• Check the fan control switch—it may need to be replaced or reset.


Problem: Furnace is Noisy

• Is it a low-pitched squeal? The gas burners may need to be cleaned, or adjust the pilot light.
• Is it a high-pitched squeal? The belt to the blower might be slipping, or the motor/shaft bearings may need oil.


Once you have completed these heating troubleshooting tips, if you are still having problems, call the Stoudenmire expert technicians who will be gladly help you find and fix whatever is causing the problem.

l 803-254-2710 or 1-800-616-4847 now and we will get your heating system running properly again fast.